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    Heart Healthy Lima Bean Pesto & Pasta

    Heart Healthy Lima Bean Pesto & Pasta. Photo by Debbwl

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    Total Time:

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    Cook Time:

    23 mins

    15 mins

    8 mins

    Rita~'s Note:

    Pesto lovers check this out! A cholesterol-lowering fiber and protein filled pesto. Arugula gives this pesto a nice bite if you want more of a kick go ahead and add the optional sriracha sauce. The Lima beans, cheeses and olive oil gives this a butter texture and protein. The lima beans replace the nuts in pesto's. You can do 1/2 arugula and 1/2 basil for more of a bite! BUT be sure to use tender baby arugula for it is raw in this recipe. The older the tougher and stronger it gets.The cook time is for the pasta. Mine was 8 minutes but cook according to package directions.

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      Into a running food processor place lima beans and garlic add arugula, basil and cheeses. Pulse to blend.
    2. 2
      Slowly add oil through feed tube to make a nice paste.
    3. 3
      Season with salt and sriracha sauce to your heat level.
    4. 4
      Toss on to hot cooked cavatappi pasta.
    5. 5
      Sprinkle with grated cheese and watch it disappear.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on May 28, 2011

      45

      Tasty surprise! Was a little skeptical of arugula and lima bean pesto but they married up well. There is so much to like about this tasty meal in that it is quick, easy and very healthy. This recipe cuts in half very easily. This is a keeper. Thanks for the post and good luck in the contest.

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    • on May 28, 2011

      45

      Good taste and very nice served with pasta. I did use the sriracha sauce as we like a little "sting". I halved the recipe and it was enough for the two of us.
      Thanks for creating and posting.
      Made for RSC #16 Contest.

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    Nutritional Facts for Heart Healthy Lima Bean Pesto & Pasta

    Serving Size: 1 (151 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 529.6
     
    Calories from Fat 213
    40%
    Total Fat 23.7 g
    36%
    Saturated Fat 5.5 g
    27%
    Cholesterol 12.7 mg
    4%
    Sodium 297.0 mg
    12%
    Total Carbohydrate 61.1 g
    20%
    Dietary Fiber 3.4 g
    13%
    Sugars 2.2 g
    9%
    Protein 17.4 g
    34%

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