• prep: 5 min
  • cook: 0 hr
  • total: 5 min
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  • Summary

    Pesto: Cut lemons into 6 wedges, remove seeds and cut into smaller wedges. In a food processor, puree lemons and garlic on high speed until lemons begin to break down. Add almonds and puree. Once mixture is well blended but still slightly chunky, add oil, salt and pepper. Mix well. Pasta: Cook pasta per package directions, drain. In a large bowl, toss pasta, mozzarella, olives, peppers and basil with lemon pesto. Drizzle with olive oil and finish with black pepper. Makes 4-6 servings

    Ingredients

    • Pesto:
    • 2 Sunkist Meyer lemons (leave peel on)
    • 4 cloves garlic, smashed
    • 1/2 cup toasted blanched almonds
    • 1/2 cup virgin olive oil
    • 1 tsp. salt
    • 1 tsp. fresh ground black pepper
    • Pasta:
    • 1/2 lb. penne pasta
    • 2 cups fresh bocconcini mozzarella, halved
    • 1/2 cup pitted kalamata olives, halved
    • 1 cup roasted piquillo peppers, cut into wide strips
    • 1 cup fresh basil leaves, roughly chopped

    Instructions

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 1
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 50328 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 1868 g 2873.45%
    • Saturated Fat: 43 g 217.4%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 0 mg 0.01%
    • Sodium: 8696 mg 362.35%
    • Calcium: 785 mg 78.53%
    • Potassium: 961 mg 27.45%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 17 mg 95.5%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 241 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 24 g 96.72%
    • Sugar: 31 g
    • Protein: 72 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 1 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 18 g
    • Vitamin A 45.28%
    • Vitamin C 61.45%
    • Vitamin D 0%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat65
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch11
    • Exchange - Vegetables1
    • Exchange - Lean Meat2
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total8 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total3 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total10 oz-eq

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