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Linguine with arugula pesto

Recipe Information

Servings 6
Preparation Time 10 Minutes
Cook Time 15 Minutes
Total Time 25 Minutes
Difficulty Easy
Main Ingredient Linguine
Category Pasta
Meal Lunch; Dinner
Type Main Dish; Side Dish
Cuisine Italian
Cook Method Boiling
Diet Heart Healthy; High Protein; Low Calorie; Low Cholesterol; Low Fat; Vegetarian


  • 12 ounces uncooked linguine 

  • 1 tablespoon pine nuts, toasted

  • 1 clove garlic, crushed

  • 2 cups loosely packed arugula 

  • 2 cups loosely packed basil leaves

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 

  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice 

  • 3/4 teaspoon salt 

  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 

  • 6 tablespoons fresh pecorino Romano cheese, grated



  • Cook the pasta according to the package directions, omitting the salt and fat. Drain in a colander over a bowl, reserving 1/2 cup of cooking liquid. Place the pasta in a bowl.

  • Place 1 tablespoon of pine nuts and garlic in a food processor; process until minced. Add the arugula and the next 5 ingredients (through black pepper), and process until well combined.

  • Add the arugula mixture and reserved cooking liquid to a serving bowl; toss well to coat. Serve with cheese.


Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories: 291 cal

  • Fat: 8g

  • Saturated fat: 2g

  • Monounsaturated fat: 4g

  • Polyunsaturated fat: 2g

  • Cholesterol: 7mg

  • Sodium: 376mg

  • Carbohydrate: 44g

  • Fiber: 3g

  • Protein: 10g

  • Calcium: 113mg

  • Iron: 1mg