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Spaghetti with Wild Garlic and Almond Pesto

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Spaghetti with Wild Garlic and Almond Pesto

Spaghetti with Wild Garlic and Almond Pesto - Vegetarian whole-grain pasta with a strong herbal aroma

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Health Score:
Health Score
7,4 / 10
Difficulty:
easy
Difficulty
Preparation:
30 min.
Preparation
Calories:
467
calories
Calories

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Nutritional values

With one portion of pasta, you already cover half your daily fiber requirements, which has a positive effect on both sugar and fat metabolism and also keeps you full for a long time.

If you prefer a more mild taste, replace half of the garlic in this recipe with smooth parsley. 

1 serving contains
(Percentage of daily recommendation)
Calorie467 kcal(22 %)
Protein18 g(18 %)
Fat16 g(14 %)
Carbohydrates61 g(41 %)
Sugar added0 g(0 %)
Roughage15 g(50 %)
Vitamin A0 mg(0 %)
Vitamin D0 μg(0 %)
Vitamin E4.6 mg(38 %)
Vitamin B₁0.7 mg(70 %)
Vitamin B₂0.2 mg(18 %)
Niacin6.8 mg(57 %)
Vitamin B₆0.3 mg(21 %)
Folate72 μg(24 %)
Pantothenic acid1 mg(17 %)
Biotin2.7 μg(6 %)
Vitamin B₁₂0.1 μg(3 %)
Vitamin C12 mg(13 %)
Potassium608 mg(15 %)
Calcium158 mg(16 %)
Magnesium161 mg(54 %)
Iron4.9 mg(33 %)
Iodine5 μg(3 %)
Zinc3.6 mg(45 %)
Saturated fatty acids2.7 g
Uric acid93 mg
Cholesterol4 mg
Development of this recipe:

Ingredients

for
4
Ingredients
2 ounces
ground almonds
1 piece
14 ounces
1 bunch
Wild garlic (about 3.5 ounces), or Leeks
2 tablespoons
Preparation

Kitchen utensils

1 Plate, 1 Non-stick pan, 1 Slotted spatula, 1 Cutting board, 1 Large knife, 1 Small knife, 1 Grater, 1 Salad spinner, 1 deep bowl, 1 Immersion blender, 1 Pot (with lid), 1 Sieve, 1 Tablespoon, 1 Small bowl, 1 Wooden spoon

Preparation steps

1.
Spaghetti with Wild Garlic and Almond Pesto preparation step 1

In a pan over medium heat, dry toast almonds until golden brown. Transfer to a plate and let cool.

2.
Spaghetti with Wild Garlic and Almond Pesto preparation step 2

Finely grate Parmesan cheese.

3.
Spaghetti with Wild Garlic and Almond Pesto preparation step 3

Cook spaghetti in boiling salted water according to package directions until al dente.

4.
Spaghetti with Wild Garlic and Almond Pesto preparation step 4

Meanwhile, rinse and dry wild garlic. Set some small leaves aside for garnish and cut remainder into small strips.

5.
Spaghetti with Wild Garlic and Almond Pesto preparation step 5

In a high vessel, puree wild garlic strips, 2 tablespoons water, almonds, grated Parmesan cheese and olive oil with an immersion blender. Season pesto with salt and cayenne pepper.

6.
Spaghetti with Wild Garlic and Almond Pesto preparation step 6

Reserve 6 tablespoons of cooking water from spaghetti. Drain spaghetti in a sieve and rinse with hot water.

7.
Spaghetti with Wild Garlic and Almond Pesto preparation step 7

Add spaghetti back to the pot and mix with wild garlic pesto and reserved cooking water. Garnish with reserved wild garlic leaves and serve.

Comments

 
The homemade pesto was super easy to make and turned out great!