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Spinach Pesto Pasta

by Hitomi Aihara

Under 30 min

Under 30 min

Ingredients

for 4 servings

  • 1 chicken breast
  • salt, to taste
  • pepper, to taste
  • 8 oz
    spaghetti, cooked according to package (225 g)

Pesto

  • 4 cups
    fresh spinach (160 g)
  • ½ cup
    walnuts (50 g)
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • ¼ cup
    parmesan cheese, grated (30 g)
  • ½ teaspoon
    salt
  • ½ teaspoon
    pepper
  • 1 teaspoon
    lemon juice
  • ½ cup
    olive oil (120 mL)
    Calories 546
    Fat 36g
    Carbs 44g
    Fiber 2g
    Sugar 1g
    Protein 11g

Estimated values based on one serving size.

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Preparation

  1. In a food processor, add all ingredients to make pesto and blend until walnuts are finely blended.
  2. In a hot pan, add olive oil and cook chicken breast. Salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Remove the chicken and slice.
  4. Combine the chicken and pesto sauce into spaghetti and mix until the sauce fully coats the pasta.
  5. Serve and top it off with parmesan cheese.
  6. Enjoy!
 

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