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Serves 6

Hands-On Time: 15m

Total Time: 20m

Ingredients
1 pound fettuccine
1/4 cup walnuts
2 cloves garlic
1/2 pound baby spinach (about 10 cups)
1/3 cup olive oil
1/2 cup grated Parmesan
kosher salt and black pepper
1 tablespoon grated lemon zest

Directions
1.Cook the pasta according to the package directions. Drain and return it to the pot.

2.Meanwhile, in a food processor, pulse the walnuts and garlic until chopped. Add the spinach, oil, 1/4 cup of the Parmesan, and 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Puree until smooth, scraping down the sides of the processor bowl as necessary.

3.Add the pesto to the pasta and toss to combine. Sprinkle with the lemon zest and the remaining 1/4 cup of Parmesan before serving.

By Kate Merker, March 2009

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mom to Ally (10) 4th Grade, Baby! WooHoo!

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