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Grilled Chicken Pesto Pasta

Grilled Chicken Pesto Pasta
Chef V’s Tip: Substitute the chicken with 2 cups of your favorite grilled veggies to make this dish vegan.

Grilled Chicken Pesto Pasta

SERVES 2

Ingredients

  • Sea Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 2 cups cooked brown rice or quinoa pasta
  • 1/2 cup Chef V’s Easy Raw Pesto

Directions

Grilled Chicken Pesto Pasta
Preheat a grill or grill pan to medium-high. Lightly salt and pepper the chicken (or veggies) and grill for 3 to 5 minutes on each side, or until thoroughly cooked. Cut chicken into pieces and combine with cooked pasta and my Easy Raw Pesto.

Raw Pesto Lasagna w/ Macadamia Ricotta

Raw pesto lasagna made with zucchini, meaty Portabella mushrooms, and a rich tasting macadamia “ricotta” make this raw lasagna a summer treat. Pine nuts, garlic and spicy arugula in the pesto add even more flavor and zest.  – Veronica

raw pesto lasagna

TOTAL: 1 HR

Prep Time: 1 HR

Serving Size: 2 People

Ingredients

  • 4 large zucchini, sliced thin, length-wise (the sub for noodles)
  • 2 large portabella mushrooms, sliced thin, the length-wise (sub for noodles)

‘Ricotta’ Cheese Ingredients:

  • 1 cup macadamia nuts- soaked for an hour
  • 1 lemon juiced
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 tsp. organic sea salt
  • 1 tbsp. fresh chopped rosemary

Pesto Ingredients:

  • 1 cup fresh organic basil
  • 1⁄2 cup raw pine nuts
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2 tbsp. cold pressed olive oil
  • 2 tbsp. water
  • 1⁄2 cup organic arugula
  • 1 tsp. organic sea salt

Directions

Prepare the ricotta cheese by mixing all ingredients into Vitamix or food processor and process until smooth. Set aside in a bowl, scrapping the sides to get all the ‘cheese’.

Rinse Vitamix and blend all the pesto ingredients together, slowly adding the oil while blending. Set aside in a bowl, scrapping the sides of Vitamix to get all pesto. I

n a 3 x 8 baking dish, smear a small amount of pesto on the bottom. Layer 2-3 pieces of zucchini. Layer 1⁄2 the amount of ‘ricotta’ on top of the zucchini.

Layer 2-3 Portabella mushrooms on top of the ricotta. Layer 1⁄2 the amount of Pesto on top of the mushrooms. Repeat once more and end with pesto layer on top. Garnish with leftover pine nuts and shredded basil. Bon Appetit!

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