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Lemony Almond Spinach Pesto Pasta with Tuna Recipe

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Submitted by bailsj

Makes 4 servings



http://www.cleaneatingmag.com/Recipes/Recipe/Lemony-Almond-Spinach-Pesto-Pasta-with-Tuna.aspx

Recipe Ingredients for Lemony Almond Spinach Pesto Pasta with Tuna

1/2 lb Whole Wheat Spaghetti
3 cups baby spinach
1 oz Mint
1 clove garlic
15 g parmesan
2 tsp lemon zest
1/3 cup lemon juice
2 tbsp olive oil
1/4 cup Raw Whole Almonds All-Natural
6 oz solid white tuna packed in water, no salt added
1 yellow bell pepper, cored, seeded and diced small
1 small zucchini, diced small
1 dash salt
1.5 cup Beans

Recipe Directions for Lemony Almond Spinach Pesto Pasta with Tuna

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain pasta and rinse with cold water to stop it from cooking further. Set aside.

  2. Put spinach, mint, garlic, cheese and lemon zest in a food processor and pulse to form a chunky paste. Combine lemon juice and oil in a liquid measuring cup. With food processor running (on but not pulsing), add juice-oil mixture through the food chute in a slow drizzle until a thick, smooth pesto forms. Combine pesto with cooked pasta in a large bowl.

  3. Put almonds in processor and pulse about 10 times, until finely chopped. Stir almonds into pasta.

  4. Drain tuna and flake it with a fork. Add it to pasta, along with yellow pepper, zucchini and beans. Toss to combine and season with salt and black pepper.

Categories

Pasta, Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 328.1g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
484
Calories from Fat
123
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
13.7g
21%
Saturated Fat
2.1g
11%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
16mg
5%
Sodium
187mg
8%
Potassium
848mg
24%
Total Carbohydrates
68.4g
23%
Dietary Fiber
13.3g
53%
Sugars
3.0g
Protein
31.5g
Vitamin A 63% Vitamin C 100%
Calcium 19% Iron 42%
* 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
A
  Good points
  • Low in saturated fat
  • Low in cholesterol
  • Low in sodium
  • Low in sugar
  • High in dietary fiber
  • High in selenium
  • High in vitamin A
  • Very high in vitamin C
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