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Pasta With Pesto Sauce

This pasta in delicate fresh basil sauce is a great meal. It takes less than 30 minutes to prepare and is always a big hit.

Makes 8 servings

Ingredients

1 bunch (1 1/2 cups loosely packed) fresh basil 
1 garlic clove, minced 
1 tablespoon barley miso 
4 tablespoons pine nuts or chopped walnuts, divided 
1/4 cup water 
1 pound dry spaghetti or linguini

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 F.

Place basil, oil, garlic, miso, 2 tablespoons pine nuts or walnuts, and water in a blender or food processor. Blend until a creamy consistency is reached, then add remaining 2 tablespoons pine nuts or walnuts and mix just a second or two.

Cook pasta according to package directions and drain. Serve sauce over individual bowls of pasta.

Per Serving: 285 calories; 4.2 g fat; 0.7 g saturated fat; 12.4% calories from fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 10.2 g protein; 47 g carbohydrates; 1.3 g sugar; 3.5 g fiber; 85 mg sodium; 22 mg calcium; 3 mg iron; 1.6 mg vitamin C; 364 mcg Beta Carotene; 0.3 mg vitamin E

Source: The Power of Your Plate by Neal Barnard, M.D.; recipe by Camilla Meek.

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