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Pistachio Cilantro Pesto
Chicken Spaghetti
Pistachio Cilantro Pesto Chicken Spaghetti

Makes 4 servings

8 ounces whole-wheat spaghetti
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves, loosely packed, washed
1 small shallot, chopped
1 tablespoon minced ginger
1/2 cup shelled, unsalted pistachio nuts
Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
1/2 pound boneless skinless chicken breast, cooked, shredded or chopped
1/4 cup chopped olives
Shredded Asiago cheese (optional)


1. Cook pasta according to package directions; drain well.

2. Blend/purée olive oil, cilantro, shallot, ginger, pistachio nuts, salt and pepper in food processor.

3. Toss pasta with half the “pesto” dressing.

4. Add chicken and olives, and toss again.

5. Top with a tablespoon of Asiago cheese, if desired.


Per serving (without Asiago cheese) :
504 Calories
25g Fat (4g sat)
25g Protein
46g Carbohydrates
0g Sugar
3g Dietary Fiber
33mg Cholesterol
131mg Sodium



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