Barilla® Super Green Pasta

Barilla Classic Basil Pesto jar

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Traditional Basil Pesto

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  • Skill
    Casual


  • 335
    CALORIES
  • 13g
    TOTAL FAT
  • 46g
    TOTAL CARBOHYDRATE
  • 9g
    PROTEIN
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Ingredients

Ingredients for 8 people

  • 1 6.3-ounce jar Barilla Traditional Basil Pesto (3/4 cup)
  • 1 ripe avocado, halved, seeded and peeled
  • 1 box Barilla® Farfalle
  • 5 cups assorted baby greens such as baby kale, arugula, or spinach
  • Fresh basil leaves, torn (optional)
  • Shaved Parmesan cheese (optional)

Instructions

  • In the bowl of a food processor add the Traditional Basil Pesto and avocado; mix to combine; set aside.
  • In a large pot bring 4 to 6 quarts of water to a rolling boil; add salt to taste and the Farfalle; stir gently.
  • Cook pasta according to package directions; remove from heat and drain well, reserving ½ cup pasta cooking water.
  • Return pasta to pot; stir in the baby greens and Traditional Basil Pesto mixture; add pasta water as needed to reach desired consistency.
  • Serve topped with fresh basil leaves and Parmesan, if desired.
  • Customize it: Let the dish cool slightly and serve it as a pasta salad for your next picnic or potluck.
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