Whole Wheat Pasta with Walnuts, Spinach and Mozzarella

Not unlike a pesto but much simpler, this is a quick and zingy way to brighten up pasta.

Photography by Mitch Mandel

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Whole Wheat Pasta with Walnuts, Spinach and MozzarellaIngredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 cup walnut pieces
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 2 cup torn baby spinach leaves
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 4 oz whole wheat spaghetti, cooked
  • 2 tbsp shredded part skim mozzarella
  • Salt to taste
  • Black pepper to taste

Directions
1. Heat the oil in a skillet over medium-low heat.
2. Add the nuts and toast them for 3 to 4 minutes, stirring frequently.
3. Add the garlic, spinach, basil, salt, and pepper.
4. Cook for 3 to 5 minutes more, turning frequently.
5. Toss with the cooked pasta and top with cheese.

Nutritional Facts per serving
Calories     353.3 cal
Fat     27.3 g
Saturated fat     3.5 g
Cholesterol     4.5 mg
Sodium     162.7 mg
Carbohydrates     22.8 g
Total sugars     1.3 g
Dietary fiber     6 g
Protein     10 g

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