Spaghetti With Wilted Greens and Walnut-Parsley Pesto
This meal of Spaghetti With Wilted Greens and Walnut-Parsley Pesto makes for excellent post-workout fuel--thanks to a great mix of whole grains and protein. Added bonus from this one-dish meal: You get plenty of antioxidants from the veggies, herbs, and walnuts.
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Total: 25 Minutes
- Calories: 439
- Fat: 14.8g
- Saturated fat: 2.9g
- Monounsaturated fat: 6.8g
- Polyunsaturated fat: 4.1g
- Protein: 20g
- Carbohydrate: 62g
- Fiber: 11g
- Cholesterol: 186mg
- Iron: 6mg
- Sodium: 448mg
- Calcium: 128mg
- 1 (1-pound) box whole-wheat spaghetti
- 1 bunch Swiss chard, chopped
- 1 cup packed fresh flat-leaf parsley
- 1/2 cup packed fresh baby spinach
- 1/4 cup walnuts, toasted
- 1 small clove garlic, peeled and chopped
- 2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons olive oil
- 1 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided
- 6 large eggs
- 1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil over high heat. Cook pasta according to package directions; reserve 1/4 cup of pasta cooking water. Add chard after 5 minutes of cooking and drain; return pasta and greens to pot.
- 2. While pasta is cooking, combine parsley, spinach, walnuts, garlic, 2 tablespoons oil, lemon zest, 1 tablespoon water, and 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper in a food processor; pulse until chunky.
- 3. In a large nonstick skillet, heat remaining 2 teaspoons olive oil over medium-high heat. Working in batches, crack eggs into skillet. Cook until the whites are completely firm but the yolks are still soft (about 2 minutes). Season eggs with remaining 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper.
- 4. Toss reserved pasta mixture with pesto and enough reserved cooking water to make a thin sauce. Divide pasta among 6 shallow bowls and top each with a fried egg.
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