I really want to start drinking green juices and so tried to use my juice attachment on my kitchen aid to achieve this with some spinach. Sadly, it does not juice spinach, but I did get a lovely dried out tablespoon or three of spinach. I decided there and then to make a green pasta and I think it really looks pretty. I love making past and so I will experiment with any flavour or type. Do give this spinach pasta a go, as it is really easy. Oh, for those of you who have a juicer, let me know which one you have and whether it does soft vegetables and fruit.
- 200g pasta flour
- 2 eggs
- 2 tablespoons spinach pulp
- A pinch of salt
- pasta flour for dusting
- make your pasta dough by kneading together the pasta flour, eggs, spinach pulp and salt
- you want a not too dry and not too sticky dough so you may need to add a bit of water while kneading, or more flour as necessary
- make sure your surface is well dusted with flour while you are kneading
- once you have kneaded the dough for at least 5 minutes, cover it in Clingfilm and leave to rest in the fridge for 30 minutes
- use a pasta machine to roll out the dough – I like it to get to number 7 for spaghetti
- dust well with flour to separate the strands and leave to dry
- if you don’t have a drying rack, use the back of a chair
- bring a pot of water to the boil
- add a generous amount of salt
- add the spaghetti and time 3 minutes from when the water comes back to the boil
- drain, reserving some of the pasta water to loosen your pasta sauce
- drizzle with olive oil and then toss into the sauce you have made
I am submitting this recipe to Presto Pasta Nights, which is being hosted this week by ME!
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ps – I am not really ‘here’ – I have taken some time off the internet to spend with Cindy and so will get back to reading blogs tomorrow.