Kale and Pistachio Pesto Spaghetti (Food Network Kitchens) Recipe

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  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Fill a large bowl with ice and water. Add the kale to the boiling water and cook, stirring, until just wilted but still bright green, about 2 minutes. With a slotted spoon, transfer the kale to the ice water (keep the water boiling). When cool, drain well and squeeze out as much water as possible. Coarsely chop the kale.
  2. Add the pasta to the boiling water and cook according to the package directions. Reserve 1/2 cup of the pasta water, and then drain the pasta.
  3. While the pasta cooks, pulse the pistachios and garlic in a food processor until finely chopped. Add the kale and parsley and pulse until very finely chopped. With the machine running, add the oil in a steady stream. Add the Parmesan, lemon juice and 1/2 teaspoon each salt and pepper and pulse to incorporate.
  4. Toss the pasta with the pesto, adding a few spoonfuls of the reserved cooking water if it seems dry. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve with lemon wedges on the side.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 474.05 Kcal (1985 kJ)
Calories from fat 173.23 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 19.25g 30%
Cholesterol 2.2mg 1%
Sodium 112.33mg 5%
Potassium 841.91mg 18%
Total Carbs 66.27g 22%
Sugars 0.6g 2%
Dietary Fiber 0.85g 3%
Protein 17.48g 35%
Vitamin C 157.8mg 263%
Vitamin A 1.1mg 38%
Iron 5.1mg 28%
Calcium 252.7mg 25%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 210.39 Kcal (881 kJ)
Calories from fat 76.88 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8.54g 30%
Cholesterol 0.98mg 1%
Sodium 49.85mg 5%
Potassium 373.65mg 18%
Total Carbs 29.41g 22%
Sugars 0.27g 2%
Dietary Fiber 0.38g 3%
Protein 7.76g 35%
Vitamin C 70mg 263%
Vitamin A 0.5mg 38%
Iron 2.3mg 28%
Calcium 112.1mg 25%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 10.9
  • 14

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low sodium,
  • cholesterol free,
  • sugar free

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