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  Fresh green beans 8 Ounce, trimmed and sliced lengthwise into thin slivers
  Loosely packed fresh italian parsley 2 Cup (32 tbs) (Or Flatleaf Variety)
  Fresh basil leaves 10 Large
  Garlic clove 1 Small, trimmed and peeled
  Light flavored extra virgin olive oil 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Sea salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Cayenne 1 Pinch (Or More)
  Freshly grated pecorino romano 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (Plus More To Pass At The Table)
  Dried linguine 8 Ounce

1. Cook the green beans in boiling salted water until tender. They should yield easily under the pressure of your teeth. Drain in a colander and set aside next to the sink to await the pasta.
2. Bring a large pot of water to a boil for the pasta.
3. Whirl the parsley, basil, garlic, olive oil, salt, and cayenne in a blender until you have a chunky puree. Pour into a warmed, but not hot, serving bowl. Stir in 1/2 cup Pecorino Romano.
4. Generously salt the pasta water and drop in the linguine. Cook, stirring often, until al dente. Reserve about 1 cup of the cooking water, then pour the remaining water and pasta into the colander over the beans. This will warm the beans if they have cooled. Transfer the pasta and beans to the serving bowl and toss with the sauce and cheese. Add enough reserved cooking water, a tablespoon at a time, to loosen the pesto. There should be a small puddle of sauce on the bottom of the bowl. Serve right away with extra Pecorino Romano passed at the table.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Very Easy
Main Dish
Everyday, Healthy

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 1990 Calories from Fat 1201

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 132 g202.3%

Saturated Fat 15 g75%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 88.8 mg29.6%

Sodium 1495 mg62.3%

Total Carbohydrates 151 g50.3%

Dietary Fiber 17.7 g70.8%

Sugars 7 g

Protein 41 g81.2%

Vitamin A 218.2% Vitamin C 271.7%

Calcium 57.5% Iron 70.4%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Linguine With Frenched Green Beans And Parsley Pesto Recipe