Super Green Pasta with Chickpea Crunch (VG)
Updated: Aug 14, 2021
We all know that green is good! this is especially important when it comes to foods such as vegetables. Green leafy veggies are super dense in nutrition in maintaining healthy cardiovascular system, the skin, digestion, and eye health.
Spinach is very beneficial for a number of vital functions as it contains number of minerals, vitamins, pigments, and phytonutrients, including, potassium, manganese, zinc, magnesium, iron, and calcium.
MAKES: 2 serving
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes
TOTAL = 30 min
3 cups of organic spinach
1/2 cup freshly basil
2 garlic cloves pressed
3 tablespoons olive oil
1/4 teaspoon pink Himalayan salt
1/2 cup nutritional yeast
1/4 cup plain, soya milk
1 lemon, juiced
pepper to taste
2 cups of wholemeal spelt pasta
LET's DO THIS:
Cook the pasta according to package directions. When done, drain, rinse in cool water and return to the pot. Sprinkle with a little oil to avoid the pasta sticking to one another.
Meanwhile, in a food processor, combine the spinach, parsley, walnuts, nutritional yeast, garlic, olive oil, lemon and salt. Blend until well combined and a smooth paste is formed.
Add the pesto mixture into the pasta and gently combine until the pasta is completely covered. Serve with crunchy chickpeas, vegan cream, lemon slice and some basil leaves.
For Crunchy Chickpeas
Heat a little oil in a non stick frying pan, when odd add drained cooked chickpeas and toast them until hot and crunchy. I like to add some chilli, cumin, black pepper and a little salt.
Layer and serve as shown on the pictures or as ever you wish!
There is no doubt about spinach being a superfood. It is rich in water-soluble vitamins, fat-soluble vitamins, minerals, and a wide variety of phytonutrients. Spinach is number 1 source of magnesium and iron, a great source of vitamins B2 and B6, folate, vitamin K (to help blood clot), vitamin E, calcium, potassium, and vitamin A.
Basil is a powerful healing herb, it can aid with chronic lung condition, cold symptoms, cut through mucus and relieve congestion, it helps you breathe, stabilises blood sugar, purifies the kidneys, reduces cholesterol, and aids in weight loss. Plus, it is a good anti-bacterial herb with anti-inflammatory properties, with high vitamin C content.
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- Energy - hot + dry
✓ recommended for Kapha dosha types
✗ aggravates Pitta dosha types
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