Heart Healthy Lima Bean Pesto & Pasta

23 mins (prep 15, cooking 8)
10 ingredients
6 servings
Pesto lovers check this out! A cholesterol-lowering fiber and protein filled pesto. Arugula gives this pesto a nice bite if you want more of a kick go ahead and add the optional sriracha sauce. The Lima beans, cheeses and olive oil gives this a butter texture and protein. The lima beans replace the nuts in pesto's. You can do 1/2 arugula and 1/2 basil for more of a bite! BUT be sure to use tender baby arugula for it is raw in this recipe. The older the tougher and stronger it gets.The cook time is for the pasta. Mine was 8 minutes but cook according to package directions.

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Serving Size (60.78 g)
Servings 6
Amount per Serving
Calories 336.67 Calories from Fat 251.46
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 27.94g 257.87%
Saturated Fat 5.19g 155.64%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 3.94mg 7.89%
Sodium 296.31mg 74.08%
Total Carbohydrate 18.01g 36.02%
Dietary Fiber 0.85 g 20.38%
Sugars 0.83 g %
Protein 4.17g 50.07%
Vitamin A 36.76IU% Vitamin C 0.31mg%
Calcium 37.5mg% Iron 1.11mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
cavatappi pasta, lima beans, fresh basil, baby arugula, part-skim ricotta cheese, sriracha hot chili sauce