Pasta with Mint Pesto and Fava
Pasta with Mint Pesto and Fava
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  • Summary

    Pasta need not weigh you down; serve this light recipe as a starter, or top it with meatballs for a heartier meal.

    Ingredients

    • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
    • 1 cup shelled fresh fava beans (about 1/2 pound in a pod)
    • 1/2 cup roasted unsalted almonds (about 2 ounces)
    • 1 small garlic clove, minced
    • 1/2 cup finely grated pecorino cheese (about 2 ounces), plus more for sprinkling
    • 1/4 cup plus 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for topping
    • 2 1/2 cups loosely packed fresh mint leaves, plus more for garnish
    • 12 ounces angel hair pasta (capellini)

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 4
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 467 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 20 g 30.98%
    • Saturated Fat: 2 g 11.55%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 0 mg 0%
    • Sodium: 7 mg 0.28%
    • Calcium: 79 mg 7.86%
    • Potassium: 398 mg 11.38%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 3 mg 16.94%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 56 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 12 g 49.5%
    • Sugar: 5 g
    • Protein: 18 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 1 g
    • Vitamin A 0.4%
    • Vitamin C 0.87%
    • 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 - Fat4
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch4
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat1
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total2 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total3 oz-eq

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