Pasta with Cilantro Pesto and Barley

Pasta with Cilantro Pesto and Barley

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"This pasta dish is completely virtuous and completely delicious. And it's easy! Use any short, substantial pasta you like if you can't find orechietti. You can also make this with other fresh herbs. Good with more Parmesan on top!"

Ingredients

55 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 412 cals
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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 412 kcal
  • 21%
  • Fat:
  • 3.6 g
  • 6%
  • Carbs:
  • 81.6g
  • 26%
  • Protein:
  • 14.2 g
  • 28%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 4 mg
  • 1%
  • Sodium:
  • 303 mg
  • 12%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a saucepan, bring the 1 1/2 cups water to a boil. Stir in the barley. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer 30 minutes.
  2. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add orecchiette pasta, and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.
  3. In a food processor, finely chop the cilantro, green onions, and 1/2 the tomatoes. Mix in the broth and Parmesan cheese, and process until well blended.
  4. In a large bowl, toss the barley, pasta, cilantro mixture, remaining tomatoes, and arugula. Season with salt and pepper, and serve immediately.
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I love cilantro and arugula but I couldn't even finish eating my large batch of this recipe. Something about the competing strong flavors of these greens made the dish tangy in a way that tasted...

Tried this recipe - it was fabulous! I made a few changes. I added lemon juice (to taste). I used my leftover pasta from the night before, so I served it room temp over mixed wild greens, ins...

A tasty dish. The trick is to have everything hot at once so my advice is to make the pesto first. Then start the barley. I used Penne Rigate Pasta and put it into the prepared water when the ba...