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Wonderful Pistachios Pesto with Summer Squash Pappardelle

Make this pappardelle as a great way to add complete plant protein and extra garden vegetables to the table. The pistachio pesto adds rich and savory flavors, while the pistachio garnish brings another level of texture to the dish!

  • Cook time
    5mins
  • Total time
    25mins
  • Calories*


    330


  • Serves
    4

Vegetarian, Pistachios, Main Course, Zucchini, Dinner, Basil, Italian, Spinach, Summer Squash

Ingredients

Pesto:

  • 1/4 cup Wonderful Pistachios No Shells Lightly Salted
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1-1/2 cups baby spinach
  • 1 cup packed fresh basil
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper

Squash Noodles:

  • 1/4 cup Wonderful Pistachios No Shells Lightly Salted, roughly chopped
  • 2 medium zucchini
  • 2 medium summer squash
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil, torn
  • 1/4 cup crumbled goat cheese
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

Method

For the pesto:

  1. To the bowl of a food processor, add the Wonderful Pistachios and garlic. Pulse a few times, then scrape down sides of the bowl and pulse a few more times, until chopped. Scrape down the sides again.
  2. Add the spinach and basil and pulse until combined. Stream in the olive oil and process until smooth.
  3. Stir in the Parmesan cheese. Season with salt and pepper.


For the pasta:

  1. Trim ends of zucchini and squash and then thinly slice lengthwise into pappardelle-shaped noodles. Use a mandolin, if available, to make this job easier.
  2. Heat oil in a large skillet set over medium-high heat. Add squash noodles and cook, occasionally tossing gently with tongs, until hot, about 4 minutes. Remove from heat.
  3. Toss with the pesto and torn basil. Garnish with Wonderful Pistachios, goat cheese, and lemon juice.

Quick tip

8 cups of raw zoodles can be used in place of making your own squash pappardelle.

In this recipe

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No Shells

Lightly Salted

Wonderful Pistachios No Shells Lightly Salted are easy on the salt*, and even easier to enjoy.

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Nutrition

  • Serving size: 289g
  • Calories per serving: 330
  • Total Fat 29g
  • Saturated Fat 6g
  • Trans Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 15mg
  • Sodium 430mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 13g
  • Dietary Fiber 4g
  • Total Sugars 5g
  • Includes 0g Added Sugars
  • Protein 10g
  • Vitamin D 0mcg
  • Calcium 152mg
  • Iron 3mg
  • Potassium 720mg

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