Pasta With Cilantro-Peanut Pesto Recipe

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Pasta With Cilantro-Peanut Pesto
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  1. In a food processor, combine cilantro, garlic, ginger, vegetable and sesame oils, red-pepper flakes, lime zest and juice, brown sugar, and 1/4 cup peanuts. Pulse until a coarse paste forms. Season with soy sauce and pulse to combine.
  2. In a large bowl, toss pesto with pasta. Roughly chop remaining peanuts and sprinkle over pasta along with cilantro leaves.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 472.49 Kcal (1978 kJ)
Calories from fat 167.24 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 18.58g 29%
Cholesterol 12.96mg 4%
Sodium 400.15mg 17%
Potassium 106.3mg 2%
Total Carbs 65.94g 22%
Sugars 2.88g 12%
Dietary Fiber 6.28g 25%
Protein 13.65g 27%
Vitamin C 3.3mg 6%
Iron 2.4mg 13%
Calcium 34.7mg 3%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 368.55 Kcal (1543 kJ)
Calories from fat 130.45 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14.49g 29%
Cholesterol 10.11mg 4%
Sodium 312.13mg 17%
Potassium 82.91mg 2%
Total Carbs 51.44g 22%
Sugars 2.25g 12%
Dietary Fiber 4.9g 25%
Protein 10.65g 27%
Vitamin C 2.6mg 6%
Iron 1.9mg 13%
Calcium 27.1mg 3%

* 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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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 10.2
  • 13

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low cholesterol,
  • good source of fiber

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