Walnuts have a lot health benefits. Research has shown that eating just a few walnuts per day can lower your levels LDL (Bad) cholesterol and improve the blood flow for people with Type 2 Diabetes. They are also a good source of fiber, vitamins B and E, and they act as a natural anti-inflammatory, which really benefits people with autoimmune diseases.
The recipe I made tonight is super-easy to make and really tasty. All you need is:
- 1 box of your favorite gluten-free pasta
- 1/4 lb walnuts
- 3 tablespoons Summer Pesto (click link for recipe)
- Salt to taste
- Parmesan to taste (optional)
Toasting walnuts is really easy. Heat up a dry pan over medium heat. Once the pan is hot, add the walnuts. Toast for about 3-5 minutes or until you start to smell the toasted taste. Remove them from the heat. Cook your pasta as instructed and then add the pesto and walnuts, stirring until the walnuts and pasta are covered. Top with parmesan and enjoy!
|As you can tell, we love parmesan!|