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Pasta with Toasted Walnuts and Basil

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Category: Pasta

 Ingredients List

  • 1 lb Pasta; any shape
  • 1 c Walnut pieces; chopped
  • 1/4 c Extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 Cloves garlic; finely
  • -chopped
  • 1/2 c Fresh basil; shredded
  • 1 tb Fresh lemon juice
  • 1 ts Salt
  • 1/4 ts Pepper
  • 3 tb Parmesan cheese; grated


1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain.

2. Mix walnuts and oil in microwave-safe serving bowl large enough to hold
pasta. Microwave, uncovered, for 3 to 4 minutes or until lightly toasted,
stirring after 2 minutes. Add garlic. Microwave 20 seconds. Stir in basil,
lemon juice, salt and pepper.

3. Add hot pasta to walnut mixture. Sprinkle with Parmesan; toss.

Nutrient Value Per Serving: 713 calories, 23 g protein, 33 g fat, 721 mg
sodium, 83 g carbohydrate, 4 mg cholesterol.

Exchanges: 5 starch/bread, 1 1/5 meat,5 fat

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