Pasta with toasted walnuts and basil

Yield: 4 Servings

Measure Ingredient
1 pounds Pasta; any shape
1 cup Walnut pieces; chopped
¼ cup Extra-virgin olive oil
2 \N Cloves garlic; finely chopped
½ cup Fresh basil; shredded
1 tablespoon Fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon Salt
¼ teaspoon Pepper
3 tablespoons Parmesan cheese; grated

1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain.

2. Mix walnuts and oil in microwave-safe serving bowl large enough to hold pasta. Microwave, uncovered, for 3 to 4 minutes or until lightly toasted, stirring after 2 minutes. Add garlic. Microwave 20 seconds. Stir in basil, lemon juice, salt and pepper.

3. Add hot pasta to walnut mixture. Sprinkle with Parmesan; toss.

Nutrient Value Per Serving: 713 calories, 23 g protein, 33 g fat, 721 mg sodium, 83 g carbohydrate, 4 mg cholesterol.

Exchanges: 5 starch/bread, 1⅕ meat,5 fat Recipe by: Family Circle Magazine 5/16/95 Posted to MC-Recipe Digest V1 #944 by "Nitro_II " <Nitro_II@...> on Dec 4, 97

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