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Ravioli with Green Pea Pesto

Makes 4 servings

 2 packages (9 oz. each) cheese-filled ravioli or tortellini
 2 1/2 cups frozen petite peas, thawed
 2 cups fat-skimmed chicken broth
 2 1/4 cups lightly packed fresh basil leaves, rinsed
 1 cup lightly packed fresh mint leaves, rinsed
 2 tablespoons pine nuts
 1/2 teaspoon olive or salad oil
 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  Salt and fresh-ground pepper
Step 1

In a 5- to 6-quart pan over high heat, bring 2 quarts water to a boil; add ravioli. Stir occasionally until pasta is tender to bite, 4 to 6 minutes; drain.

Step 2

Meanwhile, in a blender or food processor, purée peas, broth, 2 cups basil leaves, and mint leaves.

Step 3

In a 3- to 4-quart pan over medium-high heat, stir or shake pine nuts until lightly browned, 3 to 4 minutes. Pour from pan.

Step 4

Add oil and garlic to pan; stir just until garlic begins to brown, 30 seconds to 1 minute. Add pea mixture and stir until steaming.

Step 5

Add drained ravioli to sauce and mix gently. Spoon equally into wide bowls.

Step 6

Cut remaining basil leaves into slivers and scatter over portions. Sprinkle with pine nuts. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Nutrition Facts

Servings 0

Amount Per Serving
Calories 572Calories from Fat 30
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 19g30%

Saturated Fat 7.8g39%
Cholesterol 110mg37%
Sodium 633mg27%
Total Carbohydrate 69g23%

Dietary Fiber 12g48%
Protein 33g66%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.