Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Spaghetti with Pesto, Broccoli, and Arugula (GF)

This recipe is as simple as it is healthy. I used quinoa pasta for some protein, some homemade pesto (though you can use store bought), steamed broccoli, and tossed in some fresh arugula (but you could use spinach or steamed kale. It's healthy, and you don't have to compromise on flavor one bit.

 Serves 2


2 cups broccoli
2 cups arugula
4 oz. spaghetti (quinoa pasta or brown rice pasta)
3-4 tablespoons pesto (depending on your taste)
1-2 tablespoons reserved pasta water
salt and pepper to taste

In a medium pot cook the pasta according to box directions. Meanwhile, in a pot on the stove steam the broccoli with water until tender. Drain the pasta (but save 1-2 tablespoons of water), add the pesto and mix. Add in the steamed broccoli, fresh arugula and mix again. Add salt and pepper to taste and serve.

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