Like many of you when I get home in the evenings all I need is to relax and take it easy for a little while; then there is dinner... and let's be honest, I certainly don't fancy spending too long on the stove but I also don't want to eat something ready from the shops.
Most of the ready made pasta sauces I have tried will leave you with a funny metallic taste in your mouth and after a long day you need something nourishing. You certainly can't rely on corporations to feed you: they add too much salt and too much fat making your meals unhealthy. I guess it is fine for a day or two but not in the long run, eventually you might end up with high blood pressure or high cholesterol.
What we need is feel good food, food with good vibes and it is much easier to control what's in your food if you cook it yourself. In the coming weeks I will be sharing meals for the working week. Any feedback or suggestions from you would be welcome.
This vegetarian pasta sauce is very easy and ready in minutes. Just get a bag of spinach and steam them. You don't need a steamer. What I usually do is I wash the spinach and put them in a pan for a minute. Don't overcook them: the less you cook them the more they will retain their bright green colour so just a minute to change their texture will be enough. You can also not cook them at all and use raw spinach if you prefer.
Put them in a food processor with the garlic, parmesan cheese, almonds and olive oil and whiz. If you are allergic to nuts just leave them out.
You can swap the almonds with pinenuts if you prefer.
Add it to your pasta.. dinner couldn't be easier! 🙂
- Prep Time : 15 minutes
- Cook Time : 2 minutes
Wash the spinach and drain them in a colander.
Steam the spinach for a minute or two. Put them in a processor with the almonds, the cheese, the garlic clove, salt, olive oil and whizz to a smooth consistency.
Add more olive oil if you prefer a different/more runny consistency.
You can store your pesto in the fridge for a few days covered with olive oil and you can freeze it too.
Mix to your pasta and serve it with a sprinkle of roasted chopped almonds.
Deliciously healthy 🙂 A perfect light pasta dish for spring and summer.