Spinach-Basil Pesto with ZENB Penne Pasta

SERVES 4

PREP TIME 15 minutes

COOK TIME 15 minutes

TOTAL TIME 30 minutes

Nutritional Facts

NUTRITIONAL FACTS

Serving Size: 348.51g

Calories: 522

Amount per Serving*
Total Fat 24g
Saturated Fat 3.3g
Salt 2mg
Carbohydrates 47g
Fibre 12g
Sugars 1.9g
Protein 25.5g
Vitamin A 0mcg
Vitamin D 0mcg
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

FEATURED IN RECIPE


Penne Pasta

Pesto is a go-to for many when looking for a sauce to pair with their pasta. This ZENB Penne Pasta recipe uses spinach, basil, pine nuts, and more to deliver a delicious homemade pesto pasta. Make sure to toast the pine nuts to improve the texture and flavour of the pesto.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 box (340g) ZENB Penne Pasta made from 100% Yellow Peas, uncooked
  • 256g loosely packed baby spinach
  • 256g loosely packed fresh basil leaves
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 32g grated Parmesan cheese
  • 32g toasted pine nuts
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 60ml extra virgin olive oil

INSTRUCTIONS

1.

Cook ZENB Pasta as directed on package. Reserve 1 cup pasta water. Drain; keep warm.

2.

Meanwhile, add spinach, basil and garlic to work bowl of food processor. Pulse 5-10 sec. until coarsely chopped. Add Parmesan, pine nuts, lemon juice and salt. Pulse 5-10 sec. to form thick paste. Process 10-20 sec. while adding oil through feed tube until smooth.

3.

Combine pasta and pesto in large serving bowl. Add reserved pasta water, 1/4 cup at a time, until well coated.

Tasty Tips

Toasting nuts improves the texture and flavor dramatically, and adds more flavour to a dish.

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