Pasta to some is a bad word. However, I think everything is good in moderation and the second you say diet you fail. Sundried Tomato Pesto Spaghetti is one of those pasta dishes that is amazing alone or as a side dish. Moderation is the key.
Pasta I know what you are thinking, “It is going straight to my waistline! But, it is so good! No, I can’t! But I want to!”
Here is what I have to say to those people that want something but stay away due to the fear of added inches. Only avoid if you do not have self-control. Self-control is key to the success of any diet. If this is something you are still working on keep up the great work, but know moderation and self-control is the key to almost everything in life, including your diet.
I myself have days, weeks, months I carb load. Whether it is stress, self-loathing, or just for comfort. Yes, that doesn’t mean much coming from a skinny girl, but here is the truth when I go through those slumps, those binges, I feel sluggish, miserable, and my energy doesn’t last all day.
No matter the body type we all feel the same when we don’t eat right. SURPRISE!!!
Well, now that I talked about the pasta’s reality how about I share a delicious simple Sundried Tomato Pesto Spaghetti recipe!
I know how mean am I!
Sundried Tomato Pesto Spaghetti is amazing solo or served as a side! Simple delicious herbs and garlic give the pesto a fresh taste. The sundried tomatoes add the perfect tang. Then there are the sunflowers giving it just the right touch of nuttiness!
The bonus is because it is made with olive oil there is no need to worry about any additional unhealthy fats in this dish.
Yes, Sundried Tomato Pesto Spaghetti is a pasta dish, but it is delicious simple to make and in moderation is completely enjoyable.
If I do serve Sundried Tomato Pesto Spaghetti as a side dish what would the main course be?
Sundried Tomato Pesto Spaghetti
- 8 oz spaghetti noodles
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1/8 cup sundried tomatoes with juice
- 3 tbsp sunflower seeds shells removed
- 1 clove garlic
- 1/8 cup fresh parsley
- Grated Parmesan Cheese
- Cook spaghetti noodles according to package directions.
- While pasta is cooking make the pesto. Directions Below.
- Once pasta is done drain pasta and the noodles back into the pot you cooked them in. Pour Sundried Tomato Pesto onto the noodles and serve with a sprinkle of parmesan cheese.
Sundried Tomato Pesto
- Place all the ingredients in a food processor and blend until well combined and is as smooth as you can get it.