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Tallarines Verdes

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Tallarines Verdes, or green noodles, is a popular Peruvian dish. Creamier than traditional pesto, the sauce is made from basil, spinach and queso fresco and tossed with pasta.

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  • Servings: 10 servings, about 3/4 cup per serving
This Recipe is: Low Sodium Vegetarian


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  • Step 1 of 6

    HEAT vegetable oil in a small skillet over medium heat. Add onion; cook, stirring frequently, for 3 to 4 minutes. Set aside.

  • Step 2 of 6

    PLACE basil, 1/3 cup walnuts, Parmesan cheese, olive oil and garlic in a food processor or blender; cover.

  • Step 3 of 6

    PULSE until combined. Scrape down sides of bowl; add spinach soufflé, cooked onion, 2/3 cup queso fresco, evaporated milk, salt and pepper. Continue to pulse until smooth.

  • Step 4 of 6

    COOK pasta according to package directions; drain.

  • Step 5 of 6

    TRANSFER to large serving bowl along with sauce; toss to combine.

  • Step 6 of 6

    GARNISH with remaining queso fresco and walnuts. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving
Servings: 10 servings, about 3/4 cup per serving
Calories 330
Calories from Fat 120
%Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g 21%
Saturated Fat 3.5g 17%
Cholesterol 20mg 7%
Sodium 320mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 39g 13%
Dietary Fiber 2g 9%
Sugars 4g
Protein 13g
Vitamin A 10%
Vitamin C 2%
Calcium 15%
Iron 10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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