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Arugula Pesto Pasta with Roasted Figs

This nutrient-rich pesto combines arugula, pistachios and roasted figs, offering a sweet and savory flavor to this classic pasta dish in just 25 minutes!

Arugula Pesto Pasta with Roasted Figs

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By: Clean Eating
Posted in: Dinner, Lunch, Vegetarian
4 serves
Cook Time
25 minutes


  • 2 medium figs
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 8 oz whole-wheat rotini pasta
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 oz unsalted roasted pistachio nuts
  • 3 cups baby arugula, tightly packed
  • 1 tsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup low-sodium vegetable broth
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1 oz reduced-fat feta cheese, crumbled



  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Remove stems from figs and cut each into quarters. In a small bowl, toss figs with vinegar. Arrange fig segments skin side down on a small baking sheet and roast for 12 to 15 minutes or until softened.

  2. Cook pasta according to package directions.

  3. Meanwhile, prepare pesto: Combine garlic and nuts in a food processor and pulse several times until finely chopped. Add arugula, lemon juice, broth, oil and salt and pulse a few more times until well combined. Scrape down sides of bowl as necessary.

  4. Drain pasta and toss with pesto. Top each serving with 1/4 oz cheese and 2 fig segments. Serve immediately.

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Tags: figs, pesto
Credit: Clean Eating

Nutrients per 1-cup serving: Calories: 324, Total Fat: 11 g, Sat. Fat: 2 g, Monounsaturated Fat: 4 g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1 g, Carbs: 45 g, Fiber: 10 g, Sugars: 6 g, Protein: 13 g, Sodium: 247 mg, Cholesterol: 2 mg

Nutritional Bonus: Making fresh pesto is a fuss-free way to boost the flavor quotient of any meal. Using fresh, seasonal ingredients, along with low-sodium broth and a little olive oil, you can create a bold, intense flavor. For our pesto, vitamin C-rich arugula combined with potassium-rich pistachios offer a powerful immunity boost to help you stave off the sniffles this fall. Whole-wheat pasta, loaded with fiber, enhances the pleasing nutty flavor of this simple yet satisfying pasta dish.

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