Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Green Pasta

Super tasty veggie pasta! Always good to get in extra veggies when you can!

This makes a good amount of pasta, 1/2 batch feeds my family a good meal.
My instructions are using a KitchenAid and Pasta Roller/Cutter/Extruder Attachments.

2 cups all purpose flour
2 cups whole wheat flour
1/2 tsp garlic powder
4 eggs
1/2 cup pureed greens*
2 TB cold water

Mix eggs and flour in mixer with paddle blade, slowly add in green puree. Add water a 1tsp at a time until crumbly. You dont want it too moist or it will not cut well. Stop the machine and gather it up with your hands. Hand knead it until if forms a ball, adding more water ONLY if necessary.

Divide dough into sections and proceed with which ever pasta attachment you are using. This batch I used the roller and fettuccine cutter.

Boil in salted water for 4-5 minutes until tender.(If fresh, if it was dried your cooking time may be slightly

*Pureed Greens
1 cup broccoli crowns
1 cup baby spinach
1/2 cup green peas

Steam until very tender
Place in a food processor and process until smooth adding water if necessary(I use the cooking water as it often leaches out some of the nutrients of the veggies.

I freeze it in 1/4 cup portions to pull out and use in recipes. Fantastic in meatloaves!

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