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Green Bean Pesto Pasta Salad (Vegan, Gluten-Free)

– Wednesday, May 28, 2014 –

School is out and summer is here!  We love pasta salad in the summer and this recipe includes fresh green beans, tomatoes, and a nut-free version of basil pesto!  



  • 1 lb penne pasta (gluten-free, cooked)
  • 1 lb fresh green beans
  • 1 c basil leaves
  • 1/4 c olive oil
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 1 medium tomato (chopped)
  • Salt & pepper


Boil green beans until tender-crisp; rinse with cold water and drain. 

In a blender, combine basil, oil, and water and blend to a puree; stir in salt and pepper to taste. 

In a large bowl, mix pasta, green beans, tomatoes and basil puree until evenly coated. 

A perfect dish to welcome summer!

by Dr. Jill K. Mioduski

Dr. Jill grew up in North Muskegon, Michigan, a small town just off Lake Michigan. She has known she wanted to be an orthodontist since fourth grade!

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