Fusilli with Lemon-Arugula Pesto

Fusilli with Lemon-Arugula Pesto Edit

Fresh pesto, vegetables, and a splash of lemon juice give this versatile pasta recipe an irresistibly fresh flavor. It’s a delicious and fool-proof dinner for any night of the week!

  • 4 cups/12 oz. cauliflower florets
  • 2 tsp. vegetable oil
  • 4 oz. fusilli*
  • 2 cups/2 oz. arugula
  • 1 Tbsp./½ oz. lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. lemon zest
  • 3 cloves/¼ oz. garlic
  • 2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup/5 oz. frozen peas, thawed
  • 4 tsp. grated Parmigiano Reggiano

*Cooking tip: Simply replace the regular fusilli with gluten-free pasta for a completely gluten-free dish.

Preheat oven to 400ºF. Place the cauliflower on a baking tray, toss to coat with the oil. Season with salt and pepper. Roast until softened and golden, turning half way through cooking (about 30 minutes in total).

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook the fusilli according to package directions. Drain and reserve.

To make the pesto, place the arugula, lemon juice and zest, garlic and olive oil in the bowl of a food processor. Pulse and scrape down sides as needed to puree. Add a tablespoon of warm water, or more, to help bring it together, if needed. Season with salt and pepper.

Toss the fusilli with the cauliflower, arugula pesto and peas. Taste and season with salt and pepper if needed. Divide between 4 bowls and sprinkle with grated Parmigiano.

An exclusive PastaFits.org recipe.

4 One-Cup Servings Serving size: 1 Cup Calories per serving: Fat per serving: