Gluten Free Rotini with a Charred Green Onion Pesto, Toasted Cashews and Cranberries

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Recipe by  Barilla

“This flavorful dish combines rotini pasta with a fresh green onion pesto, toasted cashews and cranberries.”

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Ingredients

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Original recipe yields 4 servings

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Directions

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 425 degrees F and bring a large pot of water to a boil.
  2. Place cranberries in bowl of hot water to soak.
  3. Toss the green onions with 1 tablespoon of olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Place on a sheet tray and roast in the oven until lightly charred, about 10 minutes. Remove the onions from the oven and let them cool down.
  4. In a blender combine the onions, cashews and Parmigiano cheese, pulse for 5 seconds.
  5. Slowly drizzle in the remaining olive oil and season with salt and pepper to taste. Add the ice cubes and puree. Remove the pesto from the blender and place in a large bowl.
  6. Cook the pasta according to the package directions, drain reserving 1/2 cup cooking liquid. Drain cranberries.
  7. Add the cooking liquid, pasta and drained cranberries to the pesto, then stir to combine.

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Reviews (7)

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KGora
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KGora

I made 1/2 batch of this and wish I would have seen Marianne's review prior because using a stick blender would have made this easier. My regular blender didn't work well for 1/2 recipe. I also screwed up by adding the full amount of pasta water instead of cutting it in 1/2. Still, I think it would be wise to double the pesto for the amount of pasta this calls for. The pesto was good but once combined with the pasta it seemed lost. I liked the cashews and cranberry combination, a little sweet and salty - a favorite of mine. I may try again with these changes and try with zoodles (zucchini noodles) for fun and lower carbs, although Barilla is my favorite go-to pasta.

Angela Sackett
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Angela Sackett

I loved JRbaker's suggestion of adding the grilled chicken, and I'll do that next time we make the recipe. I'm also going to try the pesto on other dishes.

~*CountryGirlGourmet*~
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~*CountryGirlGourmet*~

This is a very easy to prepare recipe. I loved the green onion- cashew pesto it was perfect. Chicken would be a good addition to the dish.

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Nutrition

Amount Per Serving (4 total)

  • Calories
  • 892 cal
  • 45%
  • Fat
  • 31.9 g
  • 49%
  • Carbs
  • 139 g
  • 45%
  • Protein
  • 14.1 g
  • 28%
  • Cholesterol
  • 4 mg
  • 1%
  • Sodium
  • 239 mg
  • 10%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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