*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
        Pasta with a Carrot Basil Sauce and Pine Nuts or Navy Beans
 
 Recipe By     : Hanneman (1997) Riverside
 Serving Size  : 2    Preparation Time :0:20
 Categories    : Pasta.Lite                       Juice
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    4      ounces        angel hair pasta -- cooked and drained
    3      large         carrots -- juice only
                         (1/3 to 1/2 cup juice) -- reserve the pulp
   12                    fresh basil leaves -- approximate
    2      cloves        garlic -- peeled
                         garlic salt -- to taste
                         pepper -- to taste
    2      tablespoons   pine nuts
      1/4  teaspoon      grated lemon rind
      1/2  teaspoon      extra virgin olive oil
    1      tablespoon    lemon juice -- or more to taste
                         Serving Options:
                         pine nuts (2 tablespoons) -- dry pan roasted, OR
      1/2  cup           cooked white beans (1/2 cup) -- drained and rinsed
    2      tablespoons   fat-free parmesan cheese -- grated
    2      tablespoons   garlic croutons -- optional
 
 Extract the juice from 3 large trimmed and cleaned carrots.  In a food
 processor, chop the basil, and garlic; adding a little of the carrot juice
 to aid the processing.  Stop the processor and add salt and pepper to
 taste. Add the pine nuts, lemon rind and process, adding more juice as
 needed. Add the oil to thicken.  
 
 Heat the Sauce : place a skillet or saute pan over medium heat and toast
 the nuts; add the solution from the processor and heat gently.  Mix 1
 tablespoon of the reserved pulp with the remaining juice.  Heat to reduce
 to a 'thin' consistency (note that the pulp will thicken the sauce
 somewhat).  Do not allow to boil. Add lemon juice to taste.  Add the cooked
 pasta to the pan and toss to coat well. Serve with romano shavings or
 fat-free grated Parmesan cheese.  McServing: 377.5 cals, 23.3%ff (10g fat)
 
 Lean Bean Variation : use beans in place of nuts.  McServing: 400 cals,
 14%ff (6.3g fat)
 
 Posted to eat-lf by PAThanneman phannema@wizard.ucr.edu on 6/28/97
 
 TIP:  Freeze some pulp in 1 to 2 tablespoon portions.  Add to broths,
 gravies, soups, stews.  Pure dry pulp will thicken the way a mashed potato
 will.  - patH
 
 
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