California Pistachio Pesto Pasta

California Pistachio Pesto Pasta
Author: 
Recipe type: Entrees
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 6
 
This is an easy to prepare and flavorful pasta dish and the pistachio nuts provide some great crunch. Vegetarian; Quick to prepare.
Ingredients
  • 1 cup packed, fresh basil leaves
  • ⅓ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • ¼ cup shelled, roasted/salted pistachios, coarsely chopped
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled
  • ⅛ teaspoon cracked pepper
  • 8 oz pasta (uncooked)
Instructions
  1. Place basil, cheese, pistachios, oil, garlic, and pepper in food processor or blender; process until well blended.
  2. Boil pasta as directed on package, drain.
  3. In a large bowl combine the pesto and pasta.
  4. Serve
Nutrition Information
Calories: 272 Fat: 14g Saturated fat: 2.5g Unsaturated fat: 1.7g Carbohydrates: 30g Sodium: 107mg Fiber: 2g Protein: 8g