Spaghetti with Pistachio Pistou, Fava Beans, and Mint

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10Ingredients
40Minutes
740Calories

Ingredients

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  • 1 pound spaghetti
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 4 sprigs mint (plus extra for garnish)
  • 1 1/4 cups unsalted pistachios (shelled toasted)
  • 1/3 cup shredded Parmesan (plus extra to top the pasta)
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter (room temperature)
  • 3/4 cup fava beans (shelled blanched)
  • salt
  • pepper
  • fava beans (or broad beans can be hard to find in America. I recommend looking for the pod version in farmers' markets and the frozen, shelled version in the freezer section at good, broad-thinking health-oriented markets or Middle Easter markets. If you can't find them, try substituting with baby green lima beans or even sweet peas. To prepare the whole fava beans, start with 500 grams of fava bean pods. Snap off the tops, and slide the beans out. With both the frozen and the fresh, blanch in salted boiling water for 2 minutes, then shock in an ice bath. Squeeze the green bean from inside the pale green bean skin, you won't need to do this with the little frozen ones. All ready to go.)
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    NutritionView More

    740Calories
    Sodium13% DV320mg
    Fat38% DV25g
    Protein55% DV28g
    Carbs35% DV104g
    Fiber40% DV10g
    Calories740Calories from Fat230
    % DAILY VALUE
    Total Fat25g38%
    Saturated Fat5g25%
    Trans Fat
    Cholesterol10mg3%
    Sodium320mg13%
    Potassium780mg22%
    Protein28g55%
    Calories from Fat230
    % DAILY VALUE
    Total Carbohydrate104g35%
    Dietary Fiber10g40%
    Sugars7g14%
    Vitamin A6%
    Vitamin C4%
    Calcium15%
    Iron35%

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

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