Spinach Pesto with Whole-Wheat Pasta
Spinach Pesto with Whole-Wheat Pasta
  • prep: 30 min
  • cook: 0 hr
  • total: 30 min
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  • Summary

    In this hearty pasta dish, using spinach instead of basil makes for a more nutritious take on pesto.

    Ingredients

    • Coarse salt and ground pepper
    • 2 bunches flat-leaf spinach (about 1 pound total), trimmed and washed
    • 10 ounces whole-wheat short, tubular pasta
    • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese, plus more for serving
    • 1/3 cup walnuts, toasted
    • 1 garlic clove
    • 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
    • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
    • 1/4 cup olive oil
    • 1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 4
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 243 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 21 g 32.71%
    • Saturated Fat: 3 g 17.41%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 6 mg 1.89%
    • Sodium: 216 mg 9%
    • Calcium: 189 mg 18.9%
    • Potassium: 872 mg 24.92%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 4 mg 20.22%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 10 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 4 g 16.79%
    • Sugar: 3 g
    • Protein: 7 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 1 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 5 g
    • Vitamin A 226.47%
    • Vitamin C 73.08%
    • Vitamin D 0.35%
    • * 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 - Starch0
    • Exchange - Vegetables1
    • Exchange - Lean Meat0
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total0 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total2 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total1 oz-eq

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