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Three Vegetable Penne with Tarragon Basil Pesto Recipe

Looking for an easy Three Vegetable Penne with Tarragon Basil Pesto recipe? Learn how to make Three Vegetable Penne with Tarragon Basil Pesto using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by crowlems02

Makes 4 servings



From Rachel Ray's Express Lane Meals - NO CHEESE or LEMON ZEST ADDDED

Recipe Ingredients for Three Vegetable Penne with Tarragon Basil Pesto

1 Salt
1 lb penne pasta
1/2 lb asparagus
1 small zucchini
1/4 lb green beans
1/4 cup pine nuts
1 cup fresh basil
1/2 cup fresh tarragon
1/4 cup fresh parsley
1 garlic clove
1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil

Recipe Directions for Three Vegetable Penne with Tarragon Basil Pesto

  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil for the pasta. Salt the water, add the pasta, and cook to al dente; it should still have a bite to it. Cut the asparagus spears on an angle into 2-inch peices. cut the zucchini into matchsticks. Cut the green beans on an angle into 2-inch pieces. Add the vegetables to the pot with the pasta after the penne has been cooking for about five minutes. Boil the veggies and pasta together for 2 minutes.

  2. While the pasta is working, toast the pine nuts in a small dry skillet until golden, then cool. Place the nuts, basil, tarragon, parsley, garlic, and a little salt in a food processor. Turn the processor on and strem in the olive oil until a thick sauce forms.

  3. Scrape the pesto into a large, shallow serving dish. Add a ladle of hot starchy pasta water to the pesto. Drain the penne and veggies and immediately add them to the pesto. Toss to coat the pasta and vegetables evenly. Adjust the salt and pepper to taste.

Categories

Pasta, Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 273.2g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
584
Calories from Fat
242
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
26.9g
41%
Saturated Fat
3.3g
17%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
83mg
28%
Sodium
80mg
3%
Potassium
686mg
20%
Total Carbohydrates
71.1g
24%
Dietary Fiber
3.6g
14%
Sugars
2.3g
Protein
17.3g
Vitamin A 35% Vitamin C 36%
Calcium 11% Iron 43%
* 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 sodium
  • Low in sugar
  • High in manganese
  • High in thiamin
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