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High-Protein Turmeric Penne Caprese Salad

Yields4 Servings

 1 lb Food With Purpose Organic, Gluten-Free, High Protein Turmeric Penne
 1 pt pint cherry tomatoes, halved
 8 oz fresh mozzarella, either small balls or torn chunks
 ½ cup pine nuts, chopped
 34 tbsp chiffonade of fresh basil, for garnish
 1 ½ cups fresh basil, lightly packed
 ½ cup pine nuts, toasted
 ½ cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
 56 cloves garlic, roasted
 23 tbsp fresh lemon juice
 1 cup quality olive oil
 pinch of salt, to taste

In a blender, combine all the pesto ingredients except the olive oil. While blending, drizzle in the olive oil until the pesto has reached desired consistency. Taste, and add more salt or lemon juice as needed. Set aside.


Cook pasta until al-dente, if serving the salad warm, or just past al-dente, if you plan to serve it cold or at room temperature. Reserve ΒΌ-1/2 cup pasta water before draining.


Thin the pesto with 2-3 TBSP pasta water to create a more sauce like consistency, then pour the pesto over the pasta while it is still warm. Toss to combine, adding more pasta water as needed until the pasta is coated evenly.

Nutrition Facts

Servings 4