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- Energy 20kcal
- Carbohydrates 9g
- Fat 8g
- Protein 1g
Spaghetti with Parsley Pesto
1 pound spaghetti
1/2 cup unsalted, roasted almonds
4 cups fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves
2 tablespoons Green Mixed Spice
3/4 cup chopped fresh chives
3/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 cup finely grated Parmesan
Freshly ground black pepper
- Cook pasta in a large pot of boiling salted water, stirring occasionally, until al dente. Drain, reserving 2 cups pasta cooking liquid.
- Meanwhile, pulse almonds in a food processor until smooth. Add parsley, chives, oil, and Parmesan; process until smooth. Season pesto with salt and pepper and Green Mixed Spice.
- Toss pasta and pesto in a large bowl, adding pasta cooking liquid by 1/4-cupfuls until saucy. Season with salt and pepper.
- Pesto can be made 5 days ahead. Cover surface directly; chill.