Creamy Pesto Pasta

Source: www.againstallgrain.com
Course: Dinner
Preperation time: 20min
Cooking Time: 30min
Serves: 4

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Ingredients

Protein (g) Carbs (g) Fat (g) Energy (KCal)
4 cup(s) Water 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 cup Cashews 5 5 11 11 16 16 197 197
1 Fresh Garlic Clove 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
2 Tablespoon(s) Extra Virgin Olive Oil 0 0 0 0 7 7 60 60
4 Medium(s) Zucchini, Sliced 2 2 6 6 1 1 33 33
1/2 Teaspoon White Pepper 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
1 Pinch Nutmeg 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
1 Tablespoon Lemon Juice 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
1 cup Asparagus, Chopped 1 1 1 1 0 0 7 7
8 Ounce(s) Cremini Mushrooms, Chopped 2 2 2 2 0 0 12 12
2 Tablespoon(s) Fresh Basil, Chopped 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
2 Ounce(s) Prosciutto 2 2 1 1 1 1 23 23
1/4 Teaspoon Salt 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1/2 cup Cherry Tomatoes 0 0 1 1 0 0 4 4
Total: Approximate Nutrition Info, Per Serving: 13 23 25 341
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Instructions

  1. Boil the 4 cups water, then pour it over the cashews. Soak them in the boiling water for 30 minutes. 
  2. Bring another large pot of water to a boil, then add the zucchini noodles and blanch quickly for 1-2 minutes. Remove the noodles with a slotted spoon and place in a colander. Immediately run cold water over them then turn them out onto a baking sheet lined with paper towels. Set off to the side until your sauce is done.
  3. Add the asparagus to the same pot of water and cook for about 3 minutes until tender but still crisp. Drain the water and set the asparagus off to the side.
  4. Sauté the prosciutto and mushrooms in the olive oil for 5 minutes over medium heat. Reduce heat to low while you make the sauce.
  5. Drain the cashews, but reserve the soaking water. Blend the cashews with 1 cup of the soaking water in a blender. Add the lemon juice, nutmeg, basil, salt, pepper, and garlic and blend to a smooth sauce. 
  6. Add the sauce and the peas to the mushrooms and prosciutto and simmer for 7-10 minutes. Stir in the tomatoes and remove from heat. If your sauce is a little too thick, add a bit of the cashew water to help thin it out.
  7. Serve the sauce over the zucchini noodles garnished with toasted pine nuts and fresh basil.
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