Pasta with Cilantro Pesto and Barley Recipe

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Pasta with Cilantro Pesto and Barley
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  1. In a saucepan, bring the 1 1/2 cups water to a boil. Stir in the barley. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer 30 minutes.
  2. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add orecchiette pasta, and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.
  3. In a food processor, finely chop the cilantro, green onions, and 1/2 the tomatoes. Mix in the broth and Parmesan cheese, and process until well blended.
  4. In a large bowl, toss the barley, pasta, cilantro mixture, remaining tomatoes, and arugula. Season with salt and pepper, and serve immediately.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 257.32 Kcal (1077 kJ)
Calories from fat 36.57 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4.06g 6%
Cholesterol 6.63mg 2%
Sodium 312.25mg 13%
Potassium 166.07mg 4%
Total Carbs 45.68g 15%
Sugars 4.52g 18%
Dietary Fiber 5.4g 22%
Protein 10.15g 20%
Vitamin C 1mg 2%
Iron 1.9mg 11%
Calcium 132mg 13%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 95.37 Kcal (399 kJ)
Calories from fat 13.55 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1.51g 6%
Cholesterol 2.46mg 2%
Sodium 115.73mg 13%
Potassium 61.55mg 4%
Total Carbs 16.93g 15%
Sugars 1.67g 18%
Dietary Fiber 2g 22%
Protein 3.76g 20%
Vitamin C 0.4mg 2%
Iron 0.7mg 11%
Calcium 48.9mg 13%

* 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

  • 4.7
  • 7

Good Points

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

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