Pasta with Pepita & Cilantro Pesto Sauce

Pasta with Pepita & Cilantro Pesto Sauce
Makes:
8
Prep Time:
10
minutes
Total Time:
20
minutes
2
Pasta with Pepita & Cilantro Pesto Sauce is a unique and tasty variation of pesto and pasta. The pepita (pumpkin seeds) may be toasted for extra flavor.

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Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup hot water
  • 1 tablespoon MAGGI Granulated Chicken Flavor Bouillon
  • 2 cups fresh cilantro leaves
  • 3/4 cup (3 ounces) grated Cotija or Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup pepitas (pumpkin seeds)
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, quartered
  • 2 teaspoons hot pepper sauce
  • 1 package (1 pound) spaghetti, prepared according to package directions

Directions:

COMBINE water and bouillon in small bowl; stir to dissolve.

PLACE bouillon mixture, cilantro, cheese, pepitas, oil, garlic and hot pepper sauce in blender; cover. Blend until smooth.

TOSS pesto with pasta; serve sprinkled with additional pepitas, if desired.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/8 of recipe

Servings Per Recipe:

    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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    Pasta with Pepita & Cilantro Pesto Sauce

    Ingredients

    • 1/3 cup hot water
    • 1 tablespoon MAGGI Granulated Chicken Flavor Bouillon
    • 2 cups fresh cilantro leaves
    • 3/4 cup (3 ounces) grated Cotija or Parmesan cheese
    • 1/2 cup pepitas (pumpkin seeds)
    • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
    • 3 cloves garlic, quartered
    • 2 teaspoons hot pepper sauce
    • 1 package (1 pound) spaghetti, prepared according to package directions

     

    Directions

    COMBINE water and bouillon in small bowl; stir to dissolve.

    PLACE bouillon mixture, cilantro, cheese, pepitas, oil, garlic and hot pepper sauce in blender; cover. Blend until smooth.

    TOSS pesto with pasta; serve sprinkled with additional pepitas, if desired.

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