Recipe by Barilla
"A mixed blend of nuts and cheese with orange zest and basil makes a fabulous pesto sauce to toss with Barilla Whole Grain Spaghetti."
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1 (13.25 ounce) box
Barilla® Whole Grain Spaghetti
grated Romano cheese
grated Parmesan cheese
chopped pistachio nuts
grated orange zest
extra-virgin olive oil
basil leaves, thinly sliced
This recipe was really good and easy as you do not have to cook the sauce. I used Barilla Plus penne because I did not have whole grain spaghetti: the result was delicious. I love the fresheness that the orange zest brings to the nuts pesto. On my second portion I added a spoon of ricotta cheese and this made the pesto creamier!!
My family disliked the competing flavor of oranges vs nuts. It did smell good but the taste not so much.
I liked this and many of my guests liked it.
This nut pesto was just interesting enough that I had to try it and boy am I glad I did. I just love the refreshing flavors of this sauce! I make basil pesto all the time and it's a very strong sauce. This pesto is more delicate summer version. The orange is very mild in this, but adds a touch of sweetness to the nuts. I upped the garlic as always, but that's personal taste. If you're a salt lover like me, you'll want to toss some of that in too. Thank you, Barilla, for posting!!!
Great tasting dish! Love the whole grains! Sauce was super easy to make. This was good cold as well.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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