Matchstick Pasta Recipe

Looking for an easy Matchstick Pasta recipe? Learn how to make Matchstick Pasta using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by settingshadow

Makes 4 servings



From 101cookbooks (http://www.101cookbooks.com/archives/matchstick-pasta-recipe.html) Good fats, good grains, some protein.

Recipe Ingredients for Matchstick Pasta

8 ounces whole grain linguine or spaghetti
2/3 cup pistachios, toasted
1 clove garlic, smashed and chopped
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
2 cups spinach, washed, de-stemmed and chopped into bite-sized pieces, (one large bunch)
1 cup cranberries
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup water

Recipe Directions for Matchstick Pasta

  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. While the water is heating, break the pasta into 1 1/2-inch segments and make the pistachio sauce by pureeing 1/3 cup of the pistachios, garlic, salt and olive oil with a hand blender or food processor. Set aside.

  2. Once the water is boiling, salt it generously and cook the pasta per package instructions - be careful not to overcook. At the very last second, add the kale to the pot of boiling water, and IMMEDIATELY drain the pot. You don't want to overcook the kale to the point that it is listless. Run cold water over the pasta and kale, using your hand to work the cold water through the kale and pasta. Toss gently with a spoonful of the pistachio sauce and now spin the pasta and kale dry in a salad spinner to toss off any remaining water.

  3. Just before serving, toss the pasta with a big spoonful of the pistachio sauce and 1/2 of the pomegranate seeds, taste and add a bit of salt if needed. Turn the pasta out onto a platter lined with a couple kale leaves (optional), and sprinkle the remaining pomegranate seeds and pistachios on top. Finish with another drizzle of the pistachio sauce if you like.

Categories

Fruits, Herbs, Nuts, Pasta, Main Dish, Vegetarian, Kosher

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 158.6g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
465
Calories from Fat
219
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
24.3g
37%
Saturated Fat
3.2g
16%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
41mg
14%
Sodium
145mg
6%
Potassium
428mg
12%
Total Carbohydrates
53.2g
18%
Dietary Fiber
3.6g
14%
Sugars
15.1g
Protein
11.4g
Vitamin A 31% Vitamin C 15%
Calcium 5% Iron 18%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B+
  Good points
  • Low in sodium
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