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Pasta with Walnut Pesto and Tomatoes

and Red Peppers
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Pasta with Walnut Pesto and Tomatoes

Pasta with Walnut Pesto and Tomatoes - Refined combination for a delicious pasta experience

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Health Score:
9,1 / 10
Difficulty:
easy
Difficulty
Preparation:
40 min.
Preparation
Calories:
487
calories
Calories

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Nutritional values

This pasta contains plenty of protein as well as half your daily requirement of fiber per serving. 

Although walnuts are rich in fat, they have a particularly favorable fatty acid profile and are an excellent supplier of vitamin E. This is good for the brain, heart and blood vessels.

1 serving contains
(Percentage of daily recommendation)
Calorie487 kcal(23 %)
Protein17 g(17 %)
Fat16 g(14 %)
Carbohydrates66 g(44 %)
Sugar added0 g(0 %)
Roughage16 g(53 %)
Vitamin A0.3 mg(38 %)
Vitamin D0 μg(0 %)
Vitamin E4.8 mg(40 %)
Vitamin B₁0.7 mg(70 %)
Vitamin B₂0.2 mg(18 %)
Niacin6.7 mg(56 %)
Vitamin B₆0.5 mg(36 %)
Folate67 μg(22 %)
Pantothenic acid1.2 mg(20 %)
Biotin5.7 μg(13 %)
Vitamin B₁₂0.1 μg(3 %)
Vitamin C83 mg(87 %)
Potassium703 mg(18 %)
Calcium134 mg(13 %)
Magnesium150 mg(50 %)
Iron5.3 mg(35 %)
Iodine8 μg(4 %)
Zinc3.7 mg(46 %)
Saturated fatty acids2.8 g
Uric acid102 mg
Cholesterol4 mg
Development of this recipe:
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Ingredients

for
4
Ingredients
1 lemon
2 garlic
1 bunch parsley
sun-dried tomatoes
1 ounce Walnut
1 tablespoon Canola oil
3 tablespoons Vegetable broth
2 tablespoons olive oil
salt
peppers
2 Bell pepper (1 each red and yellow, each about 200 grams)
1 piece Parmesan (about 20 grams)
2 red onions
14 ounces Whole Grain Pasta
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Preparation

Kitchen utensils

1 large Pot, 1 Cutting board, 1 Peeler, 1 Small knife, 1 Citrus juicer, 1 Tablespoon, 1 Immersion blender, 1 Fine grater, 1 Baking sheet, 1 Aluminum foil, 1 Kitchen towel, 1 Non-stick pan, 1 Wooden spoon, 1 Sieve, 1 Measuring cups, 1 large Bowl, 1 deep bowl

Preparation steps

1.
Pasta with Walnut Pesto and Tomatoes preparation step 1

Rinse lemon in hot water, wipe dry, peel zest with a vegetable peeler and squeeze 1 tablespoon lemon juice.

2.
Pasta with Walnut Pesto and Tomatoes preparation step 2

Peel garlic. Rinse the parsley, shake dry and pluck the leaves. Coarsely chop tomatoes.

3.
Pasta with Walnut Pesto and Tomatoes preparation step 3

Mix lemon zest, lemon juice, garlic, parsley and tomatoes in a high vessel. Add walnuts, canola oil and vegetable broth and puree with an immersion blender. Mix in 1 tablespoon olive oil. Season with salt and pepper.

4.
Pasta with Walnut Pesto and Tomatoes preparation step 4

Cut bell peppers in half, remove the seeds and rinse.

5.
Pasta with Walnut Pesto and Tomatoes preparation step 5

Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. With the skin side up, distribute bell pepper halves on sheet and roast under the preheated oven broiler (watching carefully) until the skin is slightly blackened, 6-8 minutes. While the bell peppers roast, grate the Parmesan. Peel the onions and cut into wedges. Bring plenty of salted water to a boil and cook the pasta according to package directions until al dente.

6.
Pasta with Walnut Pesto and Tomatoes preparation step 6

Take peppers from the oven and cover for about 5 minutes with a damp kitchen towel. Then peel and dice.

7.
Pasta with Walnut Pesto and Tomatoes preparation step 7

Heat the remaining olive oil in a large frying pan and sauté the onion wedges. Add bell peppers and cook briefly.

8.
Pasta with Walnut Pesto and Tomatoes preparation step 8

Drain the pasta in a sieve, taking care to collect 75 ml (approximately 1/3 cup) of cooking water. Mix cooking water with pesto, onions, bell peppers and pasta in a preheated bowl and season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle with Parmesan and serve.