• prep: 10 min
  • cook: 10 min
  • total: 20 min
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  • Summary

    Garlic, balsamic vinegar and kale come together to create a boldly flavored pesto. Only a few ingredients are needed for a big impact. Rich acidic flavor comes from the balsamic vinegar, while the sweet peas help to balance it. The kale keeps it fresh tasting. Tossed with fresh pasta, this makes a very filling, healthy and delicious meal that comes together really quickly.

    Ingredients

    • One 10 oz bag of frozen peas (280 g which is 1 3/4 full cups)
    • 1/2 cup water, add more as needed
    • 4-5 large garlic cloves, roughly chopped
    • 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
    • 1-2 tablespoons dark red wine balsamic vinegar (depending on how bold you want the flavor)
    • 3/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
    • 5 oz of baby kale (about 3 heaping cups)
    • 12 oz gluten-free brown rice spiral pasta works best with this pesto

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    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 1
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 730 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 4 g 6.86%
    • Saturated Fat: 2 g 8.7%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 0 mg 0%
    • Sodium: 2180 mg 90.82%
    • Calcium: 521 mg 52.07%
    • Potassium: 1134 mg 32.4%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 8 mg 43.11%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 137 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 25 g 101.88%
    • Sugar: 14 g
    • Protein: 32 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 1 g
    • Vitamin A 143.48%
    • Vitamin C 91.72%
    • Vitamin D 0%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat0
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch9
    • Exchange - Vegetables1
    • Exchange - Lean Meat0
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total4 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total8 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total0 oz-eq