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Kale Pesto Spaghetti with Goat Cheese

Pasta is tossed with homemade kale pesto sauce, sun dried tomatoes & goat cheese in this easy, healthy, vegetarian Kale Pesto Spaghetti recipe!

Pesto spaghetti wrapped around a copper fork, held over a plate of pesto spaghetti with crumbled goat cheese and sun dried tomatoes

I love pesto! All different kinds of pesto, sun dried tomato pesto, basil pesto and kale pesto!

I love tossing pesto with tortellini, stuffing it in chicken and adding it to potato salad.

The best part about pesto is how you can make an easy, flavorful meal with it in less than 30 minutes. I combined kale pesto with pasta, sun dried tomatoes and goat cheese to make this easy pesto spaghetti recipe in just 15 minutes!

I’ve made this recipe with both traditional spaghetti and corn spaghetti, to make the recipe gluten free. Both versions work great!

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One Pot Vegetarian Pesto Tortellini

Fresh veggies, tortellini pasta, pesto, cheese & sun dried tomatoes make up this creamy vegetarian pesto tortellini recipe. It’s made in one pot, in just 20 minutes, for an easy weeknight meal!

Pesto tortellini with sun dried tomatoes and fresh basil in bowl with spoon

Let me tell you about my love of one pot meals. It’s a great love, a love that can only come from the fact that I absolutely hate doing dishes! One pot meals allow me to wash just one dish at the end of preparing the meal. Yes, please!

I love one pot rice dishes, like this Taco Chicken and Rice and this Kimchi Fried Rice.

I also love one pot potato recipes, like this One Pot German Meatballs and Potatoes and this One Pot Meatloaf Hash.

But let’s be honest, one pot pasta dishes are always a fan favorite! This One Pot Greek Pasta is a huge hit on the blog. It’s so flavorful, you’ll want to make it every week! And this One Pot Cajun Pasta is always a fun way to spice up a weeknight dinner!

Now when it comes to finding the perfect vegetarian one pot meal, this Vegetarian Tortellini recipe is where it’s at! Creamy cheeses, combined with sun dried tomato pesto make an amazing sauce to toss with the cheesy tortellini and fresh veggies.

This vegetarian tortellini is one of my favorite recipes of all time and I keep it in regular rotation on Meatless Mondays! It’s an easy dinner to make and clean up!

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Artichoke Toast 3 Ways

Artichoke Toast Recipe 3 Ways

Have you ever looked at a fresh artichoke in the grocery store and thought, wow, that’s beautiful, but what in the world do I do with it?!

Well Ocean Mist Farms, the largest grower of fresh Artichokes, is challenging everyone to “Be an Artichoke Adventurer” and get cooking with the delicious fresh vegetable!

If you’ve never prepared a fresh artichoke at home, it’s quite simple and can be done many ways, by baking, grilling or steaming it. In this post, I’m going to show you how to steam fresh artichokes, then turn the “meat” from the leaves and the heart of the artichoke into three delicious artichoke toast recipes!

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Greek Zucchini Noodles

sChickpeas, sun dried tomatoes & zucchini noodles are tossed with a balsamic vinegar dressing in this vegetarian & gluten free Greek Zucchini Noodles Recipe!

Greek Zucchini Noodles Recipe

Happy Meatless Monday everyone! I have a super quick and easy new vegetarian recipe to share with you today!

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Tomato Basil Dip

Roasted tomatoes, sun dried tomatoes and basil are combined with sour cream in this vegetarian, flavorful, creamy tomato basil dip recipe!

Sun Dried Tomato Basil Dip

We’re right in the middle of football season, which is the perfect time of the year to serve up a delicious new dip recipe!

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Mediterranean Couscous

A blend of couscous, sun dried tomatoes, garlic and feta are combined in this 10 minute Mediterranean couscous salad recipe!

Sun Dried Tomato Couscous

I realized 2 things after my first week back at school, I despise anything math related and I always lose weight while I’m in school because I never have time to eat!

With a back-to-back class schedule and boat loads of homework I will sometimes go all day only eating an energy bar and large cappuccino (not a great thing for someone who loves food as much as I do!)

Needless to say when I got home from school today I had consumed a Trader Joes fruit and nut trail mix bar and a 7-eleven french vanilla cappuccino… and it was now 5:00 pm… I was very hungry and I needed something QUICK!!

Today’s recipe was inspired by both what was in my pantry that I could make fast, as well as a recipe from one of my Food Network favorite’s, Guy Fieri.

Mediterranean Couscous Recipe

Couscous is a very quick cooking mediterranean grain and one of the healthiest grain-based products out there!

It’s low in fat, high in protein and lower on the glycemic index than pasta.

Mediterranean Couscous Ingredients

Ingredients (serves 2)

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 cup sun-dried tomatoes, drained
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 1 cup couscous
  • 1/4 cup feta cheese (crumbled)

Begin by heating the olive oil in a medium skillet, next add the garlic and red pepper flakes, sauté for 1 minute.

Sautéed Garlic and Red Pepper

Next, add the sun-dried tomatoes and sauté an additional minute.

Sautéed Garlic, Red Pepper and Sun Dried Tomatoes

Add the chicken stock and bring to a boil.

Mediterranean Chicken Stock

Add the couscous then remove the skillet from the heat and cover.

After 5 minutes remove the lid and fluff with a fork.

Sun Dried Tomato Couscous

Now it’s time to add the cheese (my favorite part!) I used the mediterranean feta from Trader Joe’s which worked perfect for this recipe, but regular feta will work too!

Sun Dried Tomato and Feta Couscous

Now toss together with salt and pepper to taste and you have a healthy, simple, delicious meal in about 10 minutes!

Mediterranean Sun Dried Tomato Couscous

If you haven’t noticed yet most of my lunches do not involve meat, for 2 reasons, meat dishes usually take longer to cook and meat is expensive.

My goal with lunch is creating something delicious, yet also quick and inexpensive!

Mediterranean Couscous

Lemon Rosemary Chicken would be a delicious addition to this Mediterranean Couscous for dinner!

Mediterranean Couscous with Feta Cheese

Mediterranean Sun Dried Tomato Couscous
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Mediterranean Couscous

A blend of couscous, sun dried tomatoes, garlic and feta are combined in this 10 minute Mediterranean couscous salad recipe!

Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine Mediterranean
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2 people
Calories 489 kcal
Author Whitney Bond

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 cup sun dried tomatoes drained
  • 2 cups chicken broth or vegetable broth
  • 1 cup couscous
  • 1/4 cup feta cheese crumbled

Instructions

  1. Heat the olive oil in a medium skillet.
  2. Add the garlic and red pepper flakes, sauté for 1 minute.
  3. Add the sun-dried tomatoes and sauté an additional minute.
  4. Add the chicken broth and bring to a boil.

  5. Add the couscous then remove the skillet from the heat and cover.
  6. After 5 minutes remove the lid and fluff with a fork.
  7. Add the feta cheese, toss and serve.