Lemon Pesto Pasta
What are nightshade vegetables?
Nightshades are a family of vegetabels that have been found to aggravate arthritic symptoms (pain and inflammation) in some people. Nightshade vegetables include: tomatoes, potatoes, eggplant and peppers. Removing nightshades from the diet can help alleviate arthritic symptoms. For those of you that love pasta, but want to avoid nightshades, this is the recipe for you! It’s gluten free, dairy free, nightshade free and vegan.
**Crushed red pepper flakes in picture, not in recipe below-do not add if you have a food sensativity**
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6 ounces of Gluten Free Brown Rice Spaghetti- option to substitute from spaghetti squash or zoodles
½ cup Vegan Pesto- I used Le GRAND Garden Pesto From Whole Food
2 cups of Arugula
2 tbs Pine Nuts
Salt & Pepper to taste
1. Follow instructions on box for pasta
2. Drain pasta
3. In a large skillet over low heat, add pesto and a ½ cup water, stir
4. Add pasta to skillet and toss
5. Season with salt, pepper and crushed red pepper flakes
6. Add pine nuts and arugula
7. Remove pasta from heat
8. Squeeze fresh lemon
9. Serve & Enjoy!