Pasta is a dish loved universally by kids and adults. Cooked in various ways and with different sauces, this dish is easy and quick to make. However, not all pasta dishes are healthy. The ever-popular mac and cheese are loaded with calories and saturated fats.
So, how about giving this tasty dish a healthy twist?
Add Some Green Goodness to Your Meals with Moringa Pesto Pasta
Cook a healthy family feast by makingMoringa Pesto Pasta.TheMoringatree, also known as the drumstick tree, is the source for this superfood called moringa powder.Moringa leaves,from which the powder or paste is made, is a rich source of calcium, vitamins, and minerals. It is known for its anti-inflammatory properties, is a rich source of antioxidants and plant-based protein, and also improves gut and bone health.Feel tired frequently or want to build your muscles? Moringa is the solution. Another way to consume this awesome food is through Moringa energy bars.
This flavourful and creamy Moringa Pesto Pasta recipe can be integrated into any kind of pasta of your choice. Have a healthy breakfast or end your day with this earthy, healthy pasta dish.
2 cups of penne pasta or any other pasta of your choice
½ cup fresh parsley, coriander or spinach
1 tbspGood Lyfe Project Organic Moringa Superleaf Powder
2 peeled garlic cloves
2 tbsp salted or spicy cashews
1 tbsp groundnuts
1¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
½ tsp black pepper
Salt as per taste
½ cup finely grated parmesan cheese
For Pesto Sauce
Boil the pasta with a pinch of salt and a half teaspoon of oil till al dente.
Drain the pasta water and run it under cold water to ensure the pasta does not stick.
To make the Moringa pesto sauce, blend all the ingredients, except the salt, pepper and olive oil.
Heat the oil in a pan on medium flame and pour the paste. Add a little water and stir.
Toss the pasta after 2 minutes and add salt and pepper according to your taste.
Let the pasta cook in the sauce for 5 more minutes.
Take out the cooked pasta in a serving bowl and grate some cheese on top.
- You can use groundnut oil instead of olive oil to give it the extra nutty flavour.
- You can also use basil leaves as garnishing to add an earthy punch to the flavours.
Enjoy a hot plate of Moringa Pesto Pasta on a cold day to beat the blues. This tasty dish not only tingles your tastebuds but boosts your immunity levels as well.