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Pasta With Green Olive Pesto

Pasta With Green Olive Pesto
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  1. Cook the spaghetti al dente, according to the package directions. Reserve ½ cup of the pasta water and drain.
  2. Meanwhile, add the garlic, green olives, parsley, and basil to a food processor. With the motor running, slowly add the oil and process until fully incorporated.
  3. In a large skillet, over medium heat, cook the olive pesto for 2 minutes.
  4. Add the spaghetti, reserved pasta water, black olives, and salt and cook until the water is absorbed and the spaghetti is heated through.
By August, 2003

Nutritional Information

  • Per Serving
  • Calories 651
  • Calcium 43mg
  • Carbohydrate 89g
  • Cholesterol 0mg
  • Fat 26g
  • Fiber 3g
  • Iron 5mg
  • Protein 15mg
  • Sat Fat 3g
  • Sodium 886mg
What does this mean? See Nutrition 101 .

Quick Tip

Extra virgin olive oil
This fresh olive pesto is delicious on pasta, but you can also use it to dress up sandwiches and salads.

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