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Packed with bone building vitamins and minerals

Pea Pesto Pasta

1 cup of cooked green peas contains 39% of vitamin K, 36% manganese and 26% copper – all important when it comes to building bone health.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Calories 1311 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pkg whole wheat pasta organic
  • 3 cups frozen peas organic
  • 2 cloves garlic organic, minced
  • 1/2 cup mint leaves organic, chopped
  • 3/4 cup parmesan grated
  • 1 tbsp lemon zest organic
  • 1 lemon organic, squeezed for juice
  • 1/4 cup raw pine nuts organic
  • 1/2 cup olive oil extra virgin
  • salt to taste
  • pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • Prepare pasta to packaged directions.
  • While pasta is cooking blanch frozen peas in boiling water for 1-2 minutes.
  • Then add 2 cups of peas, garlic, mint, lemon zest, lemon juice, pine nuts, and extra virgin olive oil in a food processor or blender until smooth.
  • Add parmesan and blend until smooth and add salt and pepper to your liking.
  • Add 1 cup of leftover peas to the pesto, but do not blend.
  • Once pasta is ready, mix with pea pesto and serve!

Notes

Suitable add ons: Sautéed prawns or scallops.
 

Nutrition

Calories: 1311kcalCarbohydrates: 19gProtein: 29gFat: 127gSaturated Fat: 27gCholesterol: 51mgSodium: 1214mgPotassium: 346mgFiber: 5gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 1540IUVitamin C: 74mgCalcium: 982mgIron: 3mg
Keyword pasta, peas, pesto
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