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Pasta With Goat Cheese and Basil Oil

Pasta With Goat Cheese and Basil Oil
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  1. Cook the pasta according to the package directions; drain and return it to the pot.
  2. Meanwhile, in a blender, puree 2 cups of the basil leaves with the oil until smooth; pour through a fine-mesh sieve and discard the solids.
  3. Toss the pasta with the basil oil, goat cheese, the remaining 1 cup basil leaves, ½ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper.
By July, 2011

Nutritional Information

  • Per Serving
  • Calories 660
  • Fat 37g
  • Sat Fat 10g
  • Cholesterol 22mg
  • Sodium 392mg
  • Protein 18g
  • Carbohydrate 65g
  • Sugar 4g
  • Fiber 4g
  • Iron 4mg
  • Calcium 146mg
What does this mean? See Nutrition 101 .

Quick Tip

Cheddar and Apple Sandwich
This fragrant basil oil is also delicious in salad dressings. Or drizzle it on country bread in place of mayonnaise on a sandwich.

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