• prep: 10 min
  • cook: 10 min
  • total: 20 min
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  • Summary

    A light and simple summer pasta salad with tangy, fresh pesto and garden vegetables.

    Ingredients

    • 2 cups uncooked fusilli pasta, gluten free if possible
    • 1 zucchini, chopped into half moons
    • 1 red bell pepper, diced
    • 1/2 cup chickpeas, (canned, drained, and rinsed)
    • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon white pepper
    • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
    • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
    • 2 cups of fresh basil
    • ¼ cup of raw cashews
    • 1/2 of an avocado
    • 2-3 garlic cloves
    • 1/4 cup quality olive oil
    • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
    • ? teaspoon sea salt
    • ½ teaspoon black pepper
    • fresh basil for garnish

    Instructions

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 6
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 413 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 28 g 42.75%
    • Saturated Fat: 4 g 22.1%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 0 mg 0%
    • Sodium: 730 mg 30.42%
    • Calcium: 57 mg 5.71%
    • Potassium: 485 mg 13.87%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 3 mg 14.15%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 36 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 6 g 23.14%
    • Sugar: 4 g
    • Protein: 9 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 4 g
    • Vitamin A 32.58%
    • Vitamin C 70.61%
    • 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 - Starch1
    • Exchange - Vegetables1
    • Exchange - Lean Meat1
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total1 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total1 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total2 oz-eq

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