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Spaghetti With Cilantro Pesto

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  Spaghetti/Linguine 16 Ounce (1 Package)
  Salt To Taste
  Reduced sodium chicken broth 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Olive oil 2 Tablespoon
  Fresh lime juice 1 Tablespoon
  Jalapeno chili 1 , seeded and coarsely chopped
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm), peeled
  Pine nuts 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), toasted
  Cilantro leaves with stems 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs) (Use Fresh)
  Fresh cilantro with stems 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Fresh parsley leaves 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)

In large saucepot, prepare pasta in boiling salted water as label directs.
Meanwhile, into food processor with knife blade attached or into blender, measure chicken broth, olive oil, lime juice, jalapeno, garlic, 2 tablespoons pine nuts, and 1 teaspoon salt.
Add cilantro and parsley and blend until smooth.
Drain pasta; return to saucepot.
Add cilantro mixture; toss well.
Sprinkle with remaining 2 tablespoons pine nuts to serve.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 2271 Calories from Fat 551

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 64 g97.7%

Saturated Fat 7.1 g35.6%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 996.5 mg41.5%

Total Carbohydrates 377 g125.8%

Dietary Fiber 23 g91.8%

Sugars 9.2 g

Protein 88 g176.6%

Vitamin A 1024.7% Vitamin C 415.4%

Calcium 72.3% Iron 185%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Spaghetti With Cilantro Pesto Recipe