Spinach and Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto Fusilli

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Spinach and Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto Fusilli

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12
Servings
20min
Prep
1hr35min
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Description

Spinach, sun-dried tomatoes, homemade pesto, and garlicky goodness combine to make this delicious make-ahead picnic or barbecue side dish! This Spinach and Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto Fusilli can be made up to two days before your summer picnic or barbecue.

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Ingredients
Serves 12
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1 (16-oz.) pkg. Gustare Vita organic fusilli pasta
1 (8.5-oz.) bottle Culinary Tours julienne cut sun-dried tomatoes, divided
1 (2-oz.) pkg. Hy-Vee pine nuts
¾ c. water
½ c. Gustare Vita extra virgin olive oil
1 tsp. Hy-Vee salt
½ tsp. Hy-Vee ground black pepper
2 clove(s) garlic
1 c. yellow cherry tomatoes, halved
¾ c. Soiree fresh mozzarella pearls
½ c. Hy-Vee sliced ripe black olives
2 c. Full Circle Market organic baby spinach

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  • Large stockpot
  • Colander
  • Large skillet
  • Small bowl
  • Blender or food processor
  • Large bowl

Directions

  1. Cook fusilli according to package directions; drain. Drain sun-dried tomatoes; reserve oil. Set sun-dried tomatoes and oil aside.

  2. Toast pine nuts in large skillet over medium-low heat 4 to 5 minutes or until lightly browned, stirring frequently. Transfer to small bowl; cool.

  3. For pesto, place 3/4 cup sun-dried tomatoes, water, olive oil, 1/4 cup pine nuts, salt, pepper, and garlic in blender. Cover and blend until smooth.

  4. Place pasta and pesto in large bowl; toss to coat. Add cherry tomatoes, mozzarella pearls, olives, remaining sun-dried tomatoes, reserved sun-dried tomato oil, and reserved pine nuts. Gently toss until combined. Cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour or up to 2 days. To serve, stir in baby spinach.

Nutrition facts

Servings

210 Calories per serving

Amounts Per Serving

  • Total Fat: 19g
  • Cholesterol: 10mg
  • Sodium: 300mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 32g
  • Protein: 9g

Daily Values

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Iron 0%
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Calcium 4%
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Vitamin D 0%
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Potassium 8%