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Pasta, Pesto, and Peas - Adapted*
3/4 lb bow tie pasta
3/4 lb rotinni
1 1/2 cup pesto
10 oz frozen spinach, thawed and drained
3 tbsp lemon juice
1 1/4 cup mayonnaise
1 1/2 cup frozen peas, thawed
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
1/3 cup almond slivers, chopped
salt and pepper
1. Cook the pasta according to packet directions. Drain and dress with about
1/4 cup olive oil. Set aside and let cool.
2. In a blender, combine the mayonnaise, lemon juice and spinach leaves.
Blitz until you form a fine paste.
3. Add the mayonnaise mix to the pasta and mix well to dress. Add the pesto
and the cheese and mix well.
4. Add the peas and season with salt and pepper.Garnish with the almonds.
*Barefoot Contessa, Food Network Channels: Pasta Bella episode.