Pesto Pasta Salad With Pine Nuts Recipe

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Pesto Pasta Salad With Pine Nuts
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  1. Cook the corkscrew pasta (or you can use orzo pasta) in salted boiling water until tender.
  2. Drain and stir in the butter.
  3. Let cool for about 15 minutes.
  4. Transfer the pasta to a large serving bowl.
  5. Chop up the sundried tomatoes and stir into the pasta.
  6. Place the pasta in the fridge for at least 30 minutes, to cool some more.
  7. Add the prepared pesto, Parmesan cheese, red chili flakes, ground black pepper and garlic powder.
  8. Mix well.
  9. Add the pine nuts, adjust seasonings if needed, and check for salt.
  10. Put back into the fridge and thoroughly chill the salad before serving.
  11. The time for cooling the salad is not included in the active or passive work time.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 535.04 Kcal (2240 kJ)
Calories from fat 348.98 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 38.78g 60%
Cholesterol 68.17mg 23%
Sodium 577.64mg 24%
Potassium 265.42mg 6%
Total Carbs 28.08g 9%
Sugars 1.04g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1.63g 7%
Protein 20.46g 41%
Vitamin C 7.2mg 12%
Iron 1.8mg 10%
Calcium 455.6mg 46%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 313.8 Kcal (1314 kJ)
Calories from fat 204.68 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 22.74g 60%
Cholesterol 39.98mg 23%
Sodium 338.78mg 24%
Potassium 155.67mg 6%
Total Carbs 16.47g 9%
Sugars 0.61g 4%
Dietary Fiber 0.96g 7%
Protein 12g 41%
Vitamin C 4.2mg 12%
Iron 1.1mg 10%
Calcium 267.2mg 46%

* 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

  • 13.6
  • 15

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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