Glowing green pesto pasta

Glowing green pesto pasta

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From
Superfoods
Serves
1
Cooking time
15 mins
Photographer
Victoria Wall Harris

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
100g fusilli pasta
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, plus extra if needed and for tossing
20g kale,, tough stalks removed and chopped
1/2 garlic clove
5g basil leaves
10g unsalted roasted peanuts, roughly chopped, plus extra for sprinkling
15g parmesan cheese, grated, plus extra for sprinkling
lemon juice, to taste
sea salt flakes
freshly ground black pepper

Method

  1. Cook the pasta according to the packet instructions. Drain and toss with a little olive oil. Meanwhile, scrunch the kale with your hands to soften, place in a mini food processor or mortar and pulse or pound to a rough paste. Add the garlic, the 2 tablespoons olive oil, the basil, peanuts and Parmesan. Blitz or pound to the desired consistency, adding more oil if necessary. Add lemon juice and salt and pepper to taste, then toss through the hot pasta. Serve sprinkled with Parmesan and chopped peanuts.

Contains

  • Vitamins A, B-group, C & K, manganese, glucosinolates, flavonoids, copper, manganese,

Potential benefits

  • protects against heart disease, stroke, cancer

    rheumatoid arthritis

    cell damage & Alzheimer’s disease

    lowers cholesterol

    regulates blood sugar

    supports the immune system

    anti-inflammatory, antibacterial

Tags:
healthy
diet
clean eating
good for you
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