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Linguine With Green Bean Pesto

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  Water 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Green beans 1 Pound, trimmed
  Packed basil leaves 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Packed parsley sprigs 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm), sliced
  White wine or water 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Lemon juice 2 Tablespoon
  Olive oil 2 Tablespoon
  Black pepper 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Spaghetti/Linguine 1 Pound
  Grated parmesan cheese 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)

1 In a large saucepan, bringthewaterand salttoa boil over moderate heat.
Add the green beans, cover, and cook for 8 minutes or until tender.
Let cool slightly but do not drain.
Transfer the green beans and their cooking waterto a food processor.
Add the basil, parsley, garlic, wine, lemon juice, oil, and pepper.
Whirl for 1 minute or until pureed.
Return to the saucepan and rewarm over low heat, adding a little water if the sauce seems too thick.
2 Meanwhile, bring a stockpot of unsalted water to a boil.
Add the linguine and cook for 8 minutes or until tender but still firm to the bite.
Drain and transfer to a heated serving bowl.
Add the sauce and toss until coated.

Recipe Summary

Main Dish

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 2276 Calories from Fat 404

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 46 g70.9%

Saturated Fat 10.8 g53.9%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 27.4 mg9.1%

Sodium 1536.6 mg64%

Total Carbohydrates 386 g128.7%

Dietary Fiber 17.8 g71.4%

Sugars 9 g

Protein 89 g178%

Vitamin A 66.2% Vitamin C 98.7%

Calcium 62.7% Iron 111.3%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Linguine With Green Bean Pesto Recipe