So the lovely Meej & Niall had their baby shower over the weekend. I was on the hook to bring some food. I hemmed and hawed over what to bring then my Mother's voice filled my head. "Make it easy for yourself. Don't make a whole bunch of different dishes, just make one really big one." So guess what I made? Ahhh yeah, good 'ol pesto pasta salad but with a healthy twist. Rice pasta instead of reg pasta, Best Pesto Ever, a whack load of yellow & red peppers, fresh sundried tomatoes, and kalamata olives. The beauty of it - you can add whatever you want in whatever quantity you like. This was such a hit and so easy to make that it should be everyone's go-to potluck dish.

Quickie pesto recipe, all the main ingredients are in season and it's raw vegan.
2+ cup basil leaves, tightly packed
4 garlic scapes OR 3 cloves garlic, minced
2-1/2 tsp lemon juice
2 tbsp miso paste
1/2 cup cold pressed olive oil
1 cup pine nutsBlend all the ingredients on high speed, and enjoy!
I lifted the original recipe from my teacher Elaina Love and have made some alterations, I make it at least once a week and have yet to find someone who doesn't say "this is the best pesto I've ever had" after their first bite. It's amazing on veggie noodles so I'd suggest making a double batch if you know what's good for you.