Spinach Basil Pesto Pasta

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A Zone Pasta take on a classic pesto recipe, the fusilli makes it delicious. The blender works just fine with these ingredients and makes clean-up easier.

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Yield1 Serving
Total Time (mins)
  • Ingredients
  • Nutrition
  • 1/2 cup Zone PastaRx Fusilli
  • 2 cup Baby spinach
  • 1/4 cup Roasted red pepper
  • 1/4 cup Basil leaves - packed
  • 1 clove Garlic - peeled and cut in half
  • 1/2 Tbsp Dr. Sears’ Zone Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 Tomatoes - cut into 6 slices
  • 1/2 oz Polly-o fat free mozzarella
  • 6 leaves Basil
  • to taste Salt and pepper
Calories 329
Total Fat 11g
Carbohydrates 36g
Fiber 7g
Protein 23g

Instructions

  1. Prepare Zone pasta as directed. Drain, reserve 1/2 cup of liquid, put fusilli back into pan.
  2. Stir chopped tomatoes into pan with fusilli with 2 tablespoons of warm reserved pasta water, cover to keep warm.
  3. Meanwhile, place the spinach, basil, garlic, and 3 tablespoons of reserved pasta water and olive oil into a food processor or blender.
  4. Blend until smooth, add more reserved pasta water if desired and toss with cooked fusilli.
  5. Serve immediately topped with cheese and basil.