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Whole-wheat Linguine with Green Pea Pesto

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Description Edit

A vibrantly colored sauce composed of green peas and fresh herbs dresses up whole wheat pasta. Try the pesto as a spread on sandwiches and crostini.

Ingredients Edit

Directions Edit

  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.
  2. Add the pasta and cook until it is al dente.
  3. Reserve ½ cup of the pasta-cooking water.
  4. Drain the pasta, then transfer it to a large bowl.
  5. Meanwhile, combine the peas, parsley, mint, capers and lemon juice in a food processor.
  6. Pulse to combine.
  7. Add the oil in a steady stream while pulsing.
  8. Add salt and pepper, taste and adjust seasoning.
  9. Toss the hot pasta with the reserved pasta-cooking water and pesto.
  10. Top with toasted walnuts and serve immediately.

Nutritional information Edit

Per serving (About 5 oz / 139 g-wt.):

  • 280 calories (160 from fat) | 18g total fat | 2g saturated fat | 8g protein | 26g total carbohydrate (6g dietary fiber, 2g sugar) | 0mg cholesterol | 200mg sodium

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