Fresh Pesto Pasta with Green Beans & Scallops

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This meal will dazzle at your next dinner party. However, you can save a few pennies by reserving the scallops for special occasions and substituting chicken breasts for when serving this on school nights.

680
Calories
26g
Fat
46g
Protein
4
Servings

Ingredients

2 c basil leaves
3 T pine nuts
1 clv garlic
3/4 t salt
1/4 t black pepper
5 T extra virgin olive oil
3 T grated Parmesan cheese
3/4 c Stonyfield Organic Plain Greek Nonfat Yogurt
10 oz farfalle pasta
3/4 lb green beans (washed, trimmed and cut into 2-inch pieces)
3/4 lb sea scallops
Nutrition Information: 
Serving Size: 
337
Calories: 
680
Calories from Fat: 
240
Total Fat: 
26g
Total Fat Percent: 
40%
Saturated Fat: 
4g
Saturated Fat Percent: 
20%
Cholesterol: 
75mg
Cholesterol Percent: 
25%
Sodium: 
860mg
Sodium Percent: 
36%
Total Carbohydrate: 
67g
Total Carbohydrate Percent: 
22%
Dietary Fiber: 
5g
Dietary Fiber Percent: 
20%
Sugars: 
8g
Protein: 
46g
Protein Percent: 
92%
Vitamin A: 
40%
Vitamin C: 
25%
Calcium: 
25%
Iron: 
40%

Preparation:

Step 1

Place basil, pine nuts, garlic, 1/2 teaspoon of the salt and 1/8 teaspoon of the pepper in a food processor and pulse until finely chopped. With machine running, slowly drizzle in 4 tablespoons of the olive oil. Add in Parmesan cheese and pulse until well blended. Transfer to a bowl and stir in yogurt; set aside.

Step 2

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and cook pasta 12 minutes or until al dente. Add green beans to pot for final 4 minutes cook time. Drain, reserving 1 cup pasta water.

Step 3

Meanwhile, heat remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large nonstick pan over medium-high heat. Sprinkle scallops with remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon pepper. Cook scallops 3 to 4 minutes per side; remove from skillet and keep warm.

Step 4

Stir together pasta mixture with pesto, adding pasta water by the tablespoonful if necessary to loosen sauce. Divide scallops among each serving and serve immediately.

Ingredients

2 c basil leaves
3 T pine nuts
1 clv garlic
3/4 t salt
1/4 t black pepper
5 T extra virgin olive oil
3 T grated Parmesan cheese
3/4 c Stonyfield Organic Plain Greek Nonfat Yogurt
10 oz farfalle pasta
3/4 lb green beans (washed, trimmed and cut into 2-inch pieces)
3/4 lb sea scallops
Nutrition Information: 
Serving Size: 
337
Calories: 
680
Calories from Fat: 
240
Total Fat: 
26g
Total Fat Percent: 
40%
Saturated Fat: 
4g
Saturated Fat Percent: 
20%
Cholesterol: 
75mg
Cholesterol Percent: 
25%
Sodium: 
860mg
Sodium Percent: 
36%
Total Carbohydrate: 
67g
Total Carbohydrate Percent: 
22%
Dietary Fiber: 
5g
Dietary Fiber Percent: 
20%
Sugars: 
8g
Protein: 
46g
Protein Percent: 
92%
Vitamin A: 
40%
Vitamin C: 
25%
Calcium: 
25%
Iron: 
40%

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