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Pasta & Vegetables with Cilantro Sauce

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10 servings, 1 cup each

Mozzarella, garlicky cilantro dressing and fresh asparagus make this pasta dish delicious. What makes it win-win-win? It's fast, tasty and serves ten!

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  • Blend 1/2 cup dressing, cilantro, nuts, pepper and garlic in blender until smooth.
  • Cook pasta as directed on package. Meanwhile, heat remaining dressing in large nonstick skillet on medium heat. Add carrots, asparagus and onions; cook 8 min. or until crisp-tender, stirring frequently.
  • Drain pasta; place in large bowl. Stir in mozzarella, dressing mixture and vegetable mixture. Sprinkle with Parmesan.

Special Equipment Needed


Prepare using your favorite pasta and/or substituting trimmed fresh green beans for the asparagus.


For a milder taste, this pesto-style sauce can also be made by substituting 1 large bunch Italian parsley for the cilantro.


  • 10 servings, 1 cup each

Healthy Living

  • Good source of vitamin A or C
  • Generally Nutritious
  • Diabetes Center

Diabetes Center

  • Carb Choices: 2 Carb Choice

Diet Exchange

  • 1-1/2 Starch
  • 1 Vegetable
  • 1 Meat (L)
  • 2 Fat

Nutrition Bonus

This flavorful dish is rich in vitamin A from the colorful carrots.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 10 servings, 1 cup each
Calories 280
Total fat 14g
Saturated fat 3g
Cholesterol 10mg
Sodium 370mg
Carbohydrate 30g
Dietary fiber 5g
Sugars 8g
Protein 11g
% Daily Value
Vitamin A 240 %DV
Vitamin C 8 %DV
Calcium 20 %DV
Iron 10 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

Ratings & Reviews

Rated 4 out of 5 by from Tasty and easy to make, a little spicier than I anticipated but it could be because I didn't seed... Tasty and easy to make, a little spicier than I anticipated but it could be because I didn't seed the jalapeno before blending it. I added mushrooms because everyone in my family loves them.
Date published: 2009-04-29
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