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Orzo with Spinach Walnut Pesto

Nutrition Information
Calories: 320
Total Fat: 8g
Saturated Fat: 1.5g
Trans Fat: 0g
Cholesterol: 5mg
Sodium: 170mg
Carbohydrates: 48g
Dietary Fiber: 2g
Sugars: 5g
Protein: 14g
Vitamin A: 2500iu (50%)
Vitamin C: 30mg (50%)
Calcium: 200mg (20%)
Iron: 4.5mg (25%)

Yield: Serves 4 - 1-1/4 cups per serving.

1-10 ounce box frozen spinach, thawed and drained
1 cup fresh basil leaves
1/4 cup shelled walnuts
4 ripe plum (or small) tomatoes, cored and quartered
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
4 tablespoons Parmesan cheese
8 ounces dry orzo pasta

Cook orzo pasta according to package directions. Drain and set aside.

Combine the rest of the ingredients in a food processor or blender. Heat the pesto in a microwave. You can add a little skim milk to thin it down. Toss pesto with hot orzo and serve.

This recipe goes well with a medley of colorful, steamed vegetables e.g.: broccoli, carrots, red bell pepper and cauliflower.

Total Preparation & Cooking Time: 25 min. (5 Prep, 20 Cook)

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