This recipe pulls double duty as both a side salad or the main event. It is bursting with color and flavor, both savory and sweet. The rich Kale & Parmesan Pesto is balanced by the sweet butternut squash and light spice provided by the Peperoncini & Pimentón Salt. Buon appetito!
SHOPPING LIST:8oz Bella Cucina Pearl Pasta
½ butternut squash, small dice
1 tsp Bella Cucina Peperoncini & Pimentón Salt
2 Tbsp Bella Cucina Extra Virgin Olive Oil, divided
small bunch of Tuscan kale, chiffonade
1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
1 jar Bella Cucina Kale & Parmesan Pesto
Shaved Parmesan, optional garnish
Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook Bella Cucina Pearl Pasta according to the instructions on the bag, 15-20 minutes until al dente. Drain and set aside.
Garnish with shaved Parmesan cheese and a drizzle of Extra Virgin Olive Oil.
Serves 4 people as main, 6 as side.