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Penne Asparagus Salad With Parsley Pesto
Penne Asparagus Salad With Parsley Pesto

Penne Asparagus Salad With Parsley Pesto

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Cook Minutes 30 Min
Prep : 15 Min Cook: 15 Min
Using fresh Italian parsley for pesto is an excellent and flavourful alternative to fresh basil
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6 Servings
Servings
Original recipe yields 6 Servings
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1 cup packed Italian parsley
2 cloves garlic
2 Tbsp. toasted pine nuts
1/3 cup olive oil
1/4 cup Kraft 100% Parmesan Grated Cheese
1 bunch asparagus
1 red pepper
1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes
2 boneless skinless chicken breast (raw)
3 cups penne pasta
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Just follow our 3 simple steps
Step 1
Place 1 cup packed fresh Italian parsley, 2 Tbsp. toasted pine nuts and 2 garlic cloves in food processor. Process until finely chopped; gradually add 1/3 cup olive oil. Stir in 1/4 cup Kraft Grated Parmesan. Set aside.
Step 2
Cook 3 cups Penne according to package directions, adding 1 bunch asparagus, cut in pieces, during last 2 minutes. Drain and rinse with cold water.
Step 3
Toss pesto and cooked pasta with 1 chopped red pepper and 1/2 cup oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes cut into thin strips. If desired, add 2 grilled and sliced boneless skinless chicken breasts.
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Make Ahead
This pesto can be prepared up to 2 days in advance. Toss with salad ingredients just before serving.
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Cooking Know-How
Rinsing pasta with cold water stops the cooking process and prevents pasta from becoming soggy.
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Substitute
Use toasted walnuts in place of pine nuts.
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Nutrition
Calories
406
Calories From Fat
0
% Daily Value
Total fat 16.9 g
26 %
Saturated fat 0 g
Cholesterol
Sodium
Total carbohydrate 39.6 g
13 %
Dietary fibre 4.6 g
18 %
Sugars 0 g
Protein 25.2 g
Vitamin A
0 %
Vitamin C
0 %
Calcium
0 %
Iron
0 %
Servings
6
Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.
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