5 Minute Pea & Arugula Pesto Pasta Salad
 
 
Serves: 4 Servings
Ingredients
  • 1 (8.5 oz) package Barilla Ready Pasta (I used rotini)
  • 2 cups loosely packed arugula leaves
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen peas, thawed
For the pesto:
  • 1 cup packed arugula leaves
  • ½ cup fresh or frozen peas, thawed
  • 1 Tbsp mint leaves
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 Tbsp pine nuts
  • 2 Tbsp freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1½ Tbsp lemon juice
  • ½ tsp. sea salt
  • ¼ tsp. black pepper
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil
Instructions
  1. Tear the top of the Barilla Ready Pasta pouch and place it in the microwave for 60 seconds.
  2. In the bowl of your food processor, add arugula, peas, mint leaves, garlic, pine nuts, Parmesan cheese, lemon juice and salt/pepper and pulse until finely chopped. Then with the motor still running, add olive oil in a slow stream until emulsified and creamy. (If you like your pesto thinner, add a little water)
  3. In a large bowl, toss together warm pasta with pesto, arugula and peas. Season with cracked pepper and a little Parmesan, serve and enjoy!
Nutritional Information
Serving Size: ¼ of recipe • Calories: 286 • Fat: 15.1 g • Saturated Fat: 2.3 g • Carbs: 31.3 g • Fiber: 4.5 g • Protein: 8.6 g • Sugar: 4.7 g • WW Freestyle Points: 7
Recipe by Eat Yourself Skinny at https://www.eatyourselfskinny.com/5-minute-pea-arugula-pesto-pasta-salad/