Introducing a vibrant and nutrient-packed twist to the classic pesto pasta – our Moringa Pesto Pasta with Fresh Greens! This delightful recipe combines the rich flavors of traditional basil pesto with the nutritional benefits of moringa powder, creating a wholesome and satisfying dish.
Moringa, known for its exceptional nutrient content, adds a boost of vitamins and minerals to this pasta, making it a deliciously healthy option. Paired with whole wheat or gluten-free pasta and an array of fresh vegetables, this dish is a celebration of flavors and wellness. Let’s dive into the kitchen and create a meal that’s not only a treat for your taste buds but also a nourishing experience for your body.
Ingredients For the Pesto:
Ingredients For the Pasta:
1. Prepare the Pesto:
- In a food processor, combine basil, pine nuts, Parmesan cheese, garlic, salt, and black pepper.
- Pulse until the ingredients are finely chopped.
- With the food processor running, slowly stream in the olive oil until the pesto reaches a smooth consistency.
- Add moringa powder and pulse again until well combined. Adjust seasoning if necessary.
2. Cook the Pasta:
- Cook the pasta according to the package instructions. Drain and set aside.
- Toss the cooked pasta with a tablespoon of olive oil to prevent sticking.
3. Assemble the Dish:
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the cooked pasta, cherry tomatoes, and chopped spinach.
- Add the moringa pesto and toss until the pasta is evenly coated and the vegetables are distributed throughout.
- Season with salt and pepper to taste.
- Divide the pesto pasta among plates.
- Optional: Sprinkle with additional grated Parmesan cheese on top.
- Serve immediately and enjoy your nutritious and flavorful moringa pesto pasta!
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