*  Exported from  MasterCook Mac  *
 
                  Bowtie Pasta with Creamy Cilantro Pesto
 
 Recipe By     : (adapted for 2 from ) VegTimes
 Serving Size  : 2    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Main courses, vegetarian*        Pasta*
                 Quick dishes*
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
      1/2  pound         bowtie pasta
      1/2  cup           low-fat cottage cheese  -- *
      1/4  cup           plain lowfat yogurt
      1/2  cup           chopped cilantro
      1/2  teaspoon      salt
    2      teaspoons     olive oil
    3      cloves        garlic -- minced
      1/8  teaspoon      red pepper flakes
    3      tablespoons   grated Parmesan cheese
 
 * To make vegan, replace cottage cheese and yogurt with 1/2# firm tofu.
 
 Cook pasta in boiling, salted water until al dente.
 Meanwhile, combine cottage cheese, yogurt, cilantro, and salt in blender or
 food processor.  Process 30 seconds.
 
 Heat oil in small skillet over medium heat; add garlic and cook until
 aromatic, about 1 minute.  Add red pepper flakes; remove from heat.  Drain
 pasta; toss with sauce and garlic in serving bowl.  Sprinkle with Parmesan.
 
 Variation: Saute slivered onion and sweet red and yellow bell pepper strips
 along with garlic.  Cook 3 minutes, or until crips-tender.  Proceed with
 recipe.
 
 Per serving: 277 Cal; 12g Prog / 4g Fat / 4gg carb / 4mg Chol / 675mg Sod / 2g
 Fiber
 
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