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Light Pasta with Asparagus and Pistachio Pesto

For those days when you need something a little lighter and lower in carbs, but still want to enjoy a nice meal, this pasta dish is just what you need.
Light Pasta with Asparagus and Pistachio Pesto Recipe | SideChef
For those days when you need something a little lighter and lower in carbs, but still want to enjoy a nice meal, this pasta dish is just what you need.
The Fit Mediterranean
Daniela grew up in Italy, learning her passion for cooking and culinary secrets from her grandmother. Today she teaches and blogs in Shanghai.
https://www.thefitmediterranean.com/
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The Fit Mediterranean
Daniela grew up in Italy, learning her passion for cooking and culinary secrets from her grandmother. Today she teaches and blogs in Shanghai.
https://www.thefitmediterranean.com/
25min
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$3.06
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Ingredients

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Servings:
1
Serves 1
1 oz
Zero&Light Fit Pasta
1 Tbsp
Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
1 cup
3 Tbsp
Ricotta Cheese
1 Tbsp
Pistachios
to taste
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Nutrition Per Serving

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CALORIES
278
FAT
23.0 g
PROTEIN
9.2 g
CARBS
12.8 g

Cooking Instructions

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Step 1
Boil Zero&Light Fit Pasta (1 oz) following package instructions.
Step 2
Meanwhile, bleach the Asparagus (1 cup) for 3 minutes in boiling water, then cut off the tips, set those aside.
Step 3
Blend the asparagus with Ricotta Cheese (3 Tbsp) , Pistachios (1 Tbsp) , Extra-Virgin Olive Oil (1 Tbsp) , Salt (to taste) , Ground Black Pepper (to taste) , and 1 Tbsp of water taken from the pot where you are cooking the pasta.
Step 4
When pasta is ready, drain it and dress it with the pesto. Add the tips of asparagus, Grated Parmesan Cheese (1 tsp) , and some fresh parsley leaves. Serve it up immediately.
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Nutrition Per Serving
Calories
278
% Daily Value*
Fat
23.0 g
29%
Saturated Fat
6.0 g
30%
Trans Fat
0.2 g
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Cholesterol
26.3 mg
9%
Carbohydrates
12.8 g
5%
Fiber
4.6 g
16%
Sugars
3.5 g
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Protein
9.2 g
18%
Sodium
97.4 mg
4%
Vitamin D
0.1 µg
0%
Calcium
178.6 mg
14%
Iron
3.6 mg
20%
Potassium
493.1 mg
10%
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