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Pesto Pasta Face Off

Pesto can either be really decadent or really healthy. Traditionally made with lots of Parmesan cheese, olive oil and pine nuts, a little can go a long way. Because Morgan and I tend to lean towards the healthy side we wanted to come up with two versions of pesto that were nutritious and easy to make, yet versatile enough to be used in a number of ways. Adding to a pasta dish was probably the easiest way for us to have this be a Face Off, but I wanted to throw one more curve ball in this one…Morgan’s needed to be dairy free as well.

So here we go…a Pesto Pasta Face Off. Both dairy free, both filled with veggies, but one gluten free and one vegan. We both tried each other’s, and were impressed. A definite difference in flavor, but the pesto’s stole the show in both versions. Either one could be used as an appetizer dip for the up coming holidays or tossed with chicken or tofu and added to a salad for lunch.

Roasted Veggies and Pesto Pasta Salad Redemption Pasta Salad
   
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