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Pesto Pasta

pesto_shutterstock_469962842Recipe by Foward Food & the Humane Society of the United States

Here is a delicious pasta dish that is quick and easy to make.
1         Pound penne pasta 
4         Cups water
1         Teaspoon salt
½        Pound fresh basil leaves
1         Cup walnuts, chopped 
2         Cups olive oil 
½        Cup fresh garlic
2         Tablespoons salt 
1. Pesto: blend basil, walnuts, garlic, oil and salt until creamy.
2. Taste and adjust seasoning.
3. Cook pasta al dente.
4. Toss pasta and pesto together.
5. Serve.
Serving Suggestion
8 oz. pesto pasta, along with 4 oz. fresh garden salad.
Nutrition Information *From USDA Nutrient Database
Calories: 659 Total Fat: 7g Saturated Fat: 49g Carbohydrate: 46g Protein: 9g Sodium: 263
Vitamin A: 44μg Vitamin C: 5mg Calcium: 54mg Iron: 3mg Folic Acid: 177μg
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