This pasta surprised me with its simplicity and deliciousness. It’s easy to make, no fail and will be ready in the time it takes to cook the pasta.
Make this. That’s all I can say. Just make this.
You will need a food processor for this recipe.
The juice and zest of ½ a lemon
1-2 cloves garlic
A handful fresh basil leaves –about ½ cup
1 cup of fresh kale or spinach leaves
½ tsp salt
¼ tsp pepper
¼ cup pistachios (optional)
10 ounces of uncooked pasta – any shape or kind
Cook the pasta according to package directions.
While the pasta is cooking, place all the other ingredients in a food processor and whiz until you have a creamy sauce. You might need to add up to 2 tablespoons water to get a creamy consistency. The more you whiz the sauce, the smoother it will be. Spinach also makes a smoother sauce than kale.
Place the hot, cooked pasta in a large bowl and spoon the sauce over it. Toss to blend and serve. This recipe makes 2-3 servings.
If you have leftovers, this dish is great at room temperature as a cold pasta salad.