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    Almond Pesto Pasta

    Almond Pesto Pasta. Photo by Karen Elizabeth

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    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    35 mins

    10 mins

    25 mins

    Tisme's Note:

    I got this recipe from a bag of Lucky nuts. Spaghetti or fettuccine pasta is best. Reserved pasta water can be substituted for cream if prefered.

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    Almond Pea Pesto Ingredients

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Cook pasta in plenty of boiling water until al dente. Drain, reserving pasta water if to be used instead of cream.
    2. 2
      Pour boiling water over peas to thaw and drain, place thawed peas with almonds and garlic in food processor and blend coarsely. Scrape down bowl sides, add oil, herbs and salt & blend gain to a medium thick paste. Season well with pepper.
    3. 3
      Spoon into saucepan with pasta & toss over medium heat, adding pasta water or cream, until heated through.
    4. 4
      Serve with topped with parmesan cheese.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on January 07, 2010

      Wow, so good!!! I love peas and really liked the idea of pea pesto, I made it with basil since I have lots in the garden, but would certainly enjoy trying it with mint as well, such a good combo, peas and mint. I kept the pesto a little bit chunky instead of completely smooth.I also used the cream, despite my spreading waistline, lol! This was really good.. sorry the photo is so GREEN, lol, what can I say, it's a green dish...:D Loved it Tisme, thank you!!!! Made for P-A-R-T-Y! tag!

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    • on November 22, 2009

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      I made this for the Nov 2009 Aussie/Kiwi Swap. Creamy, tasty, crunchy, garlicky - GOOD! This was so easy to make and so scrumptious! I used the basil from my summer garden, and used cream. I even had seconds - which I don't normally do. And my DH loved it.

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    Nutritional Facts for Almond Pesto Pasta

    Serving Size: 1 (176 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 892.6
     
    Calories from Fat 358
    40%
    Total Fat 39.8 g
    61%
    Saturated Fat 7.3 g
    36%
    Cholesterol 19.8 mg
    6%
    Sodium 76.1 mg
    3%
    Total Carbohydrate 109.1 g
    36%
    Dietary Fiber 10.8 g
    43%
    Sugars 6.0 g
    24%
    Protein 27.8 g
    55%

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