Silky Green Spaghetti

Super simple
Super simple
Super simple
Super simple
0:25 m

Ready for a pasta dish that’s as tasty as it is nourishing? Our Silky Green Spaghetti is a super easy take on your typical pasta night. Bursting with nutrients the sauce is packed full of cannellini beans, spinach and basil and is unbelievably silky.

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For the Sauce

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To Serve

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Before you start

Saucepan | Kettle boiled | Food processor | Large stock pot | Large frying pan

Prepare the beans and spinach

  • Peel the garlic cloves
  • Open and drain the beans, add to the saucepan along with the garlic and spinach, cover with boiling water and simmer over medium high heat for 2 minutes
  • Drain the contents of the pan into a colander
  • Leave to cool to room temperature

Prepare the pasta

  • Cook the pasta in a big pot of boiling salted water according to package instructions (approx 9 minutes)

Prepare the Silky Bean Pesto

  • Pick 10-12 small good looking basil leaves and set to one side
  • Roughly twist the leaves off the basil and discard the stems
  • Halve the lemon and squeeze the juice into the food processor, catching any pips in your free hand
  • Add the beans, spinach, garlic, basil leaves, nutritional yeast and olive oil to the food processor and blitz until smooth

Finish and serve

  • Add a ladle of pasta water to the frying pan and bring to a simmer over medium heat
  • Add the contents of the food processor to the pan and stir to combine
  • Taste and season to perfection with salt, pepper and more nutritional yeast
  • Drain the pasta, transfer to the frying pan and fold to combine
  • Twist the pasta into serving bowls, drizzle over a little olive oil, season with more nutritional yeast, salt and pepper, dress with the reserved basil leaves and serve immediately
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