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Spaghetti wtih Cilantro Pesto and Pumpkin Seeds

Spaghetti wtih Cilantro Pesto and Pumpkin Seeds

Nutrition Facts
Spaghetti wtih Cilantro Pesto and Pumpkin Seeds
  • Makes: 4 servings
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 10 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 lime, zested and juiced
  • 1 1/2 bunches cilantro, leaves and stems
  • 1 clove garlic, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons grated pecorino-romano
  • 8 ounces whole-wheat spaghetti
  • 3 tablespoons roasted shelled pumpkin seeds

Directions

  1. To make the pesto, zest lime and then juice it to yield 1 1/2 tablespoons juice. Pulse zest, juice, cilantro, garlic, pecorino Romano, 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil and 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper in a food processor until smooth.
  2. Meanwhile, cook spaghetti according to package directions until al dente. Drain, return to pot and toss with pesto. Top with pumpkin seeds and additional cheese if desired.