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Quick Basil Pesto Pasta

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Learn how to make a quick and tasty Basil Pesto Pasta lunch, which is great warm out of the pan and also delicious as a chilled pasta salad.

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Ingredients
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Servings:
2
Serves 2
to taste
Pine Nuts
2 cloves
1 pinch
to taste
to taste
Rigatoni
to taste
Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
(optional)
to taste
Cherry Tomatoes , halved
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CALORIES
121
FAT
7.1 g
PROTEIN
10.9 g
CARBS
4.0 g

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Step 1
In a food processor puree Pine Nuts (to taste), Garlic (2 clove) and Salt (1 pinch).
Step 2
Add the Fresh Basil Leaf (2 handful) and puree.
Step 3
Add Olive Oil (to taste) and puree some more.
Step 4
Finally add Shredded Parmesan Cheese (1/2 cup) and puree once more. Adjust Ingredients according to your own taste and texture preference.
Step 5
Cook your Rigatoni (to taste) according to the box instructions.
Step 6
After draining the pasta, add in the pesto and Crushed Red Pepper Flakes (to taste). Mix well. Add Cherry Tomato (to taste). Serve and enjoy!

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Nutrition Per Serving
Calories
121
% Daily Value*
Fat
7.1 g
9%
Saturated Fat
4.4 g
22%
Trans Fat
--
--
Cholesterol
18.0 mg
6%
Carbohydrates
4.0 g
1%
Fiber
0.6 g
2%
Sugars
0.4 g
--
Protein
10.9 g
22%
Sodium
426.4 mg
19%
Vitamin D
0.1 µg
0%
Calcium
379.0 mg
29%
Iron
1.3 mg
7%
Potassium
140.8 mg
3%
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