Creamy Arugula Pesto Pasta Primavera

Dinner

This rich and creamy sauce is a lower fat alternative to high fat cream sauces like traditional Alfredo sauce. Toss it with sautéed vegetables, chicken or shrimp and hot cooked pasta for an appetizing entrée.  

    Makes 8 cups (2 L)

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    Ingredients

    1 cup250 mLWalnut Halves, toasted
    6 cups1.5 LBaby Arugula Leaves, lightly packed
    2 cups500 mLFlat Leaf Parsley, lightly packed
    1 cup250 mLIvanhoe Parmesan Cheese, grated
    3/4 cup175 mLFresh Lemon Juice
    1/3 cup75 mLExtra Virgin Olive Oil
    2 tbsp30 mLLemon Zest, finely grated
    6 6 Garlic Cloves
    4 cups1 LGAY LEA - Nordica 1%
    3 cups750 mLGAY LEA - 2% Partly Skimmed Milk
    1 1/2 tsp7 mLBlack Pepper, freshly ground
    1 1/2 tsp7 mLSalt
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    Instructions

    1. Pulse walnuts in a food processor until crushed. Add arugula, parsley, cheese, lemon juice, oil, lemon zest, garlic, salt and pepper; pulse until well combined. Add the cottage cheese and process until very smooth. Transfer to an air-tight container and whisk in milk. Store in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.

    Pesto Pasta Primavera (Single Serving):

    1. Melt butter in a hot sauté pan. Add veggies and cook for 3 minutes or until tender-crisp. Season with salt and pepper. Add sauce; cook for 2 minutes or until bubbling. Toss with hot cooked pasta and garnish with Parmesan cheese.

    Cold Pasta Salad (Large Batch):

    1. Toss pasta with vegetables and sauce until well combined. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve immediately or within 4 hours. (Add additional dressing before serving as needed to moisten). Makes approximately 16 cups (4 L).
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    Ingredients

    1 cup250 mLWalnut Halves, toasted
    6 cups1.5 LBaby Arugula Leaves, lightly packed
    2 cups500 mLFlat Leaf Parsley, lightly packed
    1 cup250 mLIvanhoe Parmesan Cheese, grated
    3/4 cup175 mLFresh Lemon Juice
    1/3 cup75 mLExtra Virgin Olive Oil
    2 tbsp30 mLLemon Zest, finely grated
    6 6 Garlic Cloves
    4 cups1 LGAY LEA - Nordica 1%
    3 cups750 mLGAY LEA - 2% Partly Skimmed Milk
    1 1/2 tsp7 mLBlack Pepper, freshly ground
    1 1/2 tsp7 mLSalt
    Add to Shopping List

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