Arugula Pesto Cavatappi with Cherry Tomatoes

Number of Servings: 6 (188 g)
Active Time: 10 min.
Total Time: 20 min.
Arugula Pesto Cavatappi with Cherry Tomatoes

Although you can also use whatever pasta you have on hand, cavatappi’s corkscrew shape is perfect for holding on to a fresh pesto and pairing with cherry tomatoes. Arugula brings a spicy, musty bite to pesto. If that’s not your sauce, feel free to swap in your favorite leafy green or herb.

Tip: The color and shape of this dish make it brilliant for kids, but be warned, the garlic and arugula combination is pretty sharp. If your young ones prefer milder flavors, swap in spinach and use a clove of roasted garlic instead of raw.


  • Pesto:

    • 5 cups arugula
    • 2 oz. grated Parmesan cheese
    • ¼ cup pine nuts, toasted
    • 1 Tbsp. lemon juice
    • ¾ tsp. salt
    • ¼ tsp. pepper
    • 1 clove garlic, minced
    • ⅓ cup water
    • 2 Tbsp. olive oil

    Remaining Ingredients:

    • 1 lb. cavatappi pasta
    • 2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
    • 2 Tbsp. pine nuts, toasted


  1. Combine pesto ingredients in a food processor or blender and process to reach the desired texture.
  2. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain.
  3. Toss pesto, pasta, and tomatoes together in a large bowl. Sprinkle pine nuts over pasta to serve.

Nutrition Facts

6 servings per container

Serving Size 188 g

Amount per serving
Calories 435
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14.5g 18%
Saturated Fat 2.5g 13%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4g
Monounsaturated Fat 5.5g
Cholesterol 8mg 3%
Sodium 475mg 21%
Total Carbohydrate 62g 23%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 4g
Includes 0g Added Sugars 0%
Sugar Alcohol 0g
Other Carbohydrate 54g
Protein 15g
Vitamin D 0.1mcg 0%
Calcium 142.7mg 10%
Iron 3.5mg 20%
Potassium 445mg 10%
Vitamin A 73.6mcg 8%
Vitamin C 11.6mg 15%
Vitamin E 1.9mg 15%
Vitamin K 37.2mcg 30%
Thiamin 0.7mg 60%
Riboflavin 0.4mg 30%
Niacin 9.2mg 60%
Vitamin B6 0.2mg 10%
Folate 329.9mcg 82%
Vitamin B12 0.1mcg 4%
Biotin 3.1mcg 10%
Chloride 205.1mg 8%
Pantothenate 0.6mg 20%
Phosphorus 276mg 20%
Iodine 0mcg 0%
Magnesium 81.6mg 20%
Zinc 2.2mg 20%
Selenium 51.2mcg 90%
Copper 0.4mg 45%
Manganese 1.6mg 70%
Chromium 0.4mcg 0%
Molybdenum 5.4mcg 10%

* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.


Cavatappi (wheat Flour, Niacin, Reduced Iron, Thiamin Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid), Tomatoes, Arugula, Water, Parmesan Cheese ((pasteurized Part-skim Cow's Milk, Cheese Cultures, Salt, Enzymes), Cellulose Powder Added To Prevent Caking, Potassium Sorbate To Protect Flavor), Pine Nuts, Olive Oil, Lemon Juice, Salt, Garlic, Black Pepper.

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