Spinach Pasta with Asparagus Pesto Recipe

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Spinach Pasta with Asparagus Pesto
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  1. In a food processor, combine the cooked asparagus, garlic, basil, pine nuts, and 1/2 teaspoon of the salt. With the motor running, pour in 1/2 tablespoon of the olive oil and process until finely chopped. Set aside.
  2. In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the shallot and cook until softened, 4 to 5 minutes. Add the asparagus mixture and cook until fragrant, 1 to 2 minutes. Add the chicken broth and asparagus and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until the liquid is thickened, about 5 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, cook the spaghetti according to the package directions until al dente. Drain the spaghetti and add it to the skillet. Add the Parmesan, salt, pepper, and basil and toss well to combine. Serve immediately.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 2379.81 Kcal (9964 kJ)
Calories from fat 519.56 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 57.73g 89%
Cholesterol 24.95mg 8%
Sodium 4996.15mg 208%
Potassium 3483.33mg 74%
Total Carbs 383.33g 128%
Sugars 30.66g 123%
Dietary Fiber 63.76g 255%
Protein 86.64g 173%
Vitamin C 60.4mg 101%
Iron 19.4mg 108%
Calcium 773.5mg 77%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 175.76 Kcal (736 kJ)
Calories from fat 38.37 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4.26g 89%
Cholesterol 1.84mg 8%
Sodium 368.99mg 208%
Potassium 257.26mg 74%
Total Carbs 28.31g 128%
Sugars 2.26g 123%
Dietary Fiber 4.71g 255%
Protein 6.4g 173%
Vitamin C 4.5mg 101%
Iron 1.4mg 108%
Calcium 57.1mg 77%

* 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

  • 51.6
  • 59

Good Points

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

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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