Spicy Avocado Pesto Pasta
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Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Cooking Time: 20 Minutes
Prep Time: 10 Minutes Cooking Time: 20 Minutes
  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil over high heat. Add the pasta and cook according to package directions. Drain pasta in a strainer.
  2. In a medium skillet, over medium-high heat, add 1 tablespoon oil and chicken. Cook thoroughly. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. In a food processor, add avocado, arugula, jalapeno, cilantro, garlic, lime juice, salt and pepper. Puree until smooth. Add the Parmesan cheese and puree again until it is mixed in.
  4. Pour the avocado pesto and chicken over the pasta, then toss gently to combine. If the pasta seems too thick and sticky, add a bit of the re-served pasta water.
  5. Add the cherry tomatoes and toss to combine. Serve warm or at room temperature, topped with additional Parmesan as desired.

Nutrition information is based on above directions

Nutrition Facts
Spicy Avocado Pesto Pasta
Amount Per Serving
Calories 849 Calories from Fat 324
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 36g 55%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Polyunsaturated Fat 5g
Monounsaturated Fat 18g
Cholesterol 170mg 57%
Sodium 1652mg 69%
Potassium 1865mg 53%
Total Carbohydrates 92g 31%
Dietary Fiber 22g 88%
Sugars 9g
Protein 49g 98%
Vitamin A 90%
Vitamin C 91%
Calcium 41%
Iron 47%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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