Farfalle and Zucchini with Almond Pesto Recipe

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Submitted by b00kw02m

Makes 6 servings



Pasta with zucchini and almond pesto, served warm or cold

Recipe Ingredients for Farfalle and Zucchini with Almond Pesto

1 pound farfalle
1 garlic clove
1/3 cup almonds
1 1/2 cups parsley
1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 cup freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, divided
1 pound zucchini (2 medium), halved lengthwise and sliced crosswise 1/8 inch thick
1 pinch of crushed red pepper

Recipe Directions for Farfalle and Zucchini with Almond Pesto

  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the farfalle and cook until it is al dente. Drain the farfalle.

  2. Meanwhile, in a food processor, pulse the garlic clove until it is finely chopped. Add the almonds and pulse until they are coarsely chopped. Add the parsley and 1/2 cup of the olive oil and process until the parsley is finely chopped. Add c of Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese and pulse just until the pesto is combined. Season with salt and pepper.

  3. In a large skillet, heat the remaining 1 tablespoon of olive oil until shimmering. Add the zucchini and cook over moderately high heat until tender and browned in spots, about 8-10 minutes. Add the crushed red pepper and season with salt and pepper.

  4. Combine the pasta, zucchini, and pesto. Add cooking liquid from pasta if the mixture is too dry. Season with salt and pepper. Serve and top with additional Parmigiano-Reggiano.

  5. MAKE AHEAD The pesto can be refrigerated overnight.

Categories

Pasta, Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 198.4g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
514
Calories from Fat
221
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
24.6g
38%
Saturated Fat
4.2g
21%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
7mg
2%
Sodium
144mg
6%
Potassium
332mg
9%
Total Carbohydrates
61.9g
21%
Dietary Fiber
4.7g
19%
Sugars
3.1g
Protein
15.2g
Vitamin A 29% Vitamin C 55%
Calcium 14% Iron 9%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B-
  Good points
  • Very low in cholesterol
  • Low in sodium
  • Low in sugar
  • High in vitamin C
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