Ravioli with Green Pea Pesto
Yield: Makes 4 servings
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Amount per serving
- Calories: 572
- Calories from fat: 30%
- Protein: 33g
- Fat: 19g
- Saturated fat: 7.8g
- Carbohydrate: 69g
- Fiber: 12g
- Sodium: 633mg
- Cholesterol: 110mg
- 2 packages (9 oz. each) cheese-filled ravioli or tortellini
- 2 1/2 cups frozen petite peas, thawed
- 2 cups fat-skimmed chicken broth
- 2 1/4 cups lightly packed fresh basil leaves, rinsed
- 1 cup lightly packed fresh mint leaves, rinsed
- 2 tablespoons pine nuts
- 1/2 teaspoon olive or salad oil
- 1 teaspoon minced garlic
- Salt and fresh-ground pepper
- 1. In a 5- to 6-quart pan over high heat, bring 2 quarts water to a boil; add ravioli. Stir occasionally until pasta is tender to bite, 4 to 6 minutes; drain.
- 2. Meanwhile, in a blender or food processor, purée peas, broth, 2 cups basil leaves, and mint leaves.
- 3. In a 3- to 4-quart pan over medium-high heat, stir or shake pine nuts until lightly browned, 3 to 4 minutes. Pour from pan.
- 4. Add oil and garlic to pan; stir just until garlic begins to brown, 30 seconds to 1 minute. Add pea mixture and stir until steaming.
- 5. Add drained ravioli to sauce and mix gently. Spoon equally into wide bowls.
- 6. Cut remaining basil leaves into slivers and scatter over portions. Sprinkle with pine nuts. Add salt and pepper to taste.
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