Spring Greens Pasta

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Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
5 min 15 min 5
Spring Greens Pasta
Health Highlights

Ingredients


1 tsp Sea Salt
284 gm Brown rice pasta
1 tsp Olive Oil, Extra Virgin
2 tbsp Olive Oil, Extra Virgin
1/2 tsp Hot pepper (chili) flakes
1 bunch, trimmed Asparagus (2-inch pieces)
1 bulb(s) Fennel (cored, tops cut off, sliced)
1 medium Zucchini (cut into moons)
1/4 cup Basil pesto (or parsley pesto)
2 can drained Tuna, albacore, flaked, canned in water (optional)

Instructions


  1. Bring water to a boil in a large pot. Add salt, pasta, and 1 tsp olive oil. Cook pasta according to package directions, until al dente.
  2. While pasta is cooking, heat 2 tbsp olive oil and chili flakes in a large sauté pan, over medium heat for 2 minutes.
  3. Add asparagus, fennel, and zucchini and cook for 5 minutes more, stirring occasionally.
  4. To the vegetable mixture. add 1/4 cup Parsley Pesto, tuna (if using), some pasta cooking water, and cover. Reduce heat to low, and cook another 5 minutes or until vegetables are al dente.
  5. Drain pasta, add to veggies, combine, and heat for 2 minutes.

Notes:

Quick Tip:

For a vegan or vegetarian option, swap out the tuna for green peas or white cannellini beans!




Nutritional Highlights:

Asparagus and Zucchini are both excellent sources of fiber, which aids in healthy digestion!

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Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 433
Calories from fat 134
Calories from saturated fat 18.7
Total Fat 14.9 g
Saturated Fat 2.1 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.9 g
Monounsaturated Fat 4.5 g
Cholesterol 19.8 mg
Sodium 560 mg
Potassium 716 mg
Total Carbohydrate 53 g
Dietary Fiber 5.1 g
Sugars 3.3 g
Protein 24.5 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion


Grain 2.1
Meat 0.9
Vegetables 2.9

Energy sources


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