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Spinach & Toasted Pumpkin Seed Pesto Pasta

 
One serving costs about $1.46

$1.46 per serving

2 people like this recipe

2 likes

This recipe is ready in 45 minutes

Ready in 45 minutes

6 side dish,lunch,main course,main dish,dinner
spoonacular Score:80%

Spoonacular Score: 80%

 

Spinach & Toasted Pumpkin Seed Pesto Pasta might be a good recipe to expand your main course recipe box. This recipe serves 6. One portion of this dish contains about 22g of protein, 26g of fat, and a total of 565 calories. For $1.46 per serving, this recipe covers 26% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes roughly 45 minutes. 2 people were impressed by this recipe. If you have baby spinach, juice of lemon, salt, and a few other ingredients on hand, you can make it. It is brought to you by Foodista. Overall, this recipe earns a solid spoonacular score of 67%. Similar recipes include California Wheat Berry Bowl With Toasted Pumpkin Seed Pesto, Pesto Pasta with Lemon, Spinach, Edamame & Toasted Almonds, and Pesto Pasta with Lemon, Spinach, Edamame & Toasted Almonds.

No one wine will suit every pasta dish. Pasta in a tomato-based sauce will usually work well with a medium-bodied red, such as a montepulciano or chianti. Pasta with seafood or pesto will fare better with a light-bodied white, such as a pinot grigio. Cheese-heavy pasta can pair well with red or white - you might try a sangiovese wine for hard cheeses and a chardonnay for soft cheeses. We may be able to make a better recommendation if you ask again with a specific pasta dish.

Ingredients

Servings:
2 large
2 large chicken breast halves
chicken breast halves
1
1  lemon (juice)
lemon (juice)
3 Tbsps
3 Tbsps cooking fat
cooking fat
some
some dry salt
dry salt
3 cups
3 cups baby spinach
baby spinach
1
1  lemon zest
lemon zest
0.33 cups
0.33 cups olive oil
olive oil
3
3  green scallions
green scallions
2 cloves
2 cloves garlic
garlic
1 cup
1 cup pumpkin seeds
pumpkin seeds
3 Tbs
3 Tbs parsley
parsley
some
some salt
salt
1 lbs
1 lbs colorful pasta
colorful pasta
0.5 Tbsps
0.5 Tbsps coarse salt
coarse salt
3
3  shavings of parmesan into each bowl at serving
shavings of parmesan into each bowl at serving
2 large chicken breast halves
2 large
chicken breast halves
1  lemon (juice)
1
lemon (juice)
3 Tbsps cooking fat
3 Tbsps
cooking fat
some dry salt
some
dry salt
3 cups baby spinach
3 cups
baby spinach
1  lemon zest
1
lemon zest
0.33 cups olive oil
0.33 cups
olive oil
3  green scallions
3
green scallions
2 cloves garlic
2 cloves
garlic
1 cup pumpkin seeds
1 cup
pumpkin seeds
3 Tbs parsley
3 Tbs
parsley
some salt
some
salt
1 lbs colorful pasta
1 lbs
colorful pasta
0.5 Tbsps coarse salt
0.5 Tbsps
coarse salt
3  shavings of parmesan into each bowl at serving
3
shavings of parmesan into each bowl at serving

Equipment

frying pan
frying pan
bowl
bowl
pot
pot
frying pan
frying pan
bowl
bowl
pot
pot


Instructions

Start by boiling water for pasta in a large pot. Add some salt and olive oil to prevent pasta from sticking. When water is boiling, add pasta, stir, reduce heat to medium and cook until ready (9-12 minutes, depending on pasta type). Drain an set aside. While pasta is cooking, prepare the rest of the components simultaneously. Start by heating the cooking fat in a skillet over medium heat. Sprinkle chicken breast halves with salt, pepper and dry oregano all over. Place chicken in heated oil and cook on both sides for a short time (1 minute each). Add juice of 1 lemon to the skillet, reduce heat to medium/low and continue cooking, turning occasionally, until done (about 10 - 12 minutes). Set aside. If toasting pumpkin seeds, put 1/2 tbsp of coarse salt in a small (preferably cast iron) skillet over medium heat. Add pumpkin seeds. Toast seeds for a few minutes, stirring or shaking frequently, until they start to crack and turn golden. Turn off the heat and leave pumpkin seeds in the skillet until cool. When move seeds away from salt before using them. It won't be hard, because they are lighter than coarse salt. Discard the salt. Now you are ready to prepare pesto. Reserve 1-2 tbsp of pumpkin seeds for garnish. Put the remaining pumpkin seeds and the rest of the pesto ingredients in a processor and hit pulse a few times at first, allowing everything to settle. Now turn the processor on and see if pesto is thin enough (consistency of pancake batter). If not, add a little more olive oil and/or lemon juice as you work the pesto. Slice or dice cooked chicken breasts. Assemble your dish in serving bowls: pasta, chicken, pesto, pumpkin seed sprinkle and shaved or grated parmesan. Now inhale deeply and try to say Spinach & Pumpkin Seed Pesto Chicken Pasta Bowl three times in a row fast. That's it!

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Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $1.46
Ingredient
2 larges chicken breast halves
1 lemon (juice)
3 tablespoons cooking fat
some dry salt
3 cups baby spinach
1 lemon zest
⅓ cups olive oil
3 green scallions
2 cloves garlic
1 cup pumpkin seeds
3 Tbs parsley
some salt
1 pound colorful pasta
½ tablespoons coarse salt
3 shavings of parmesan into each bowl at serving
Price
$2.00
$0.20
$0.69
$0.31
$1.06
$0.50
$0.86
$0.24
$0.13
$1.14
$0.45
$0.02
$0.97
$0.09
$0.06
$8.73

Nutritional Information

Quickview
565 Calories
22g Protein
26g Total Fat
60g Carbs
31% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
565k
28%

Fat
26g
41%

  Saturated Fat
5g
32%

Carbohydrates
60g
20%

  Sugar
2g
3%

Cholesterol
29mg
10%

Sodium
71mg
3%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
22g
45%

Vitamin K
130µg
124%

Selenium
61µg
88%

Manganese
1mg
72%

Phosphorus
381mg
38%

Magnesium
135mg
34%

Vitamin A
1661IU
33%

Vitamin B3
6mg
30%

Vitamin B6
0.47mg
23%

Copper
0.42mg
21%

Vitamin E
2mg
19%

Iron
3mg
18%

Fiber
4g
17%

Zinc
2mg
16%

Potassium
537mg
15%

Folate
61µg
15%

Vitamin C
12mg
15%

Vitamin B5
1mg
10%

Vitamin B1
0.15mg
10%

Vitamin B2
0.15mg
9%

Calcium
70mg
7%

Vitamin D
0.35µg
2%

Vitamin B12
0.08µg
1%

covered percent of daily need

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