Green "Pasta" Primavera

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Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
20 min 20 min 2
Green "Pasta" Primavera
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1 bunch, trimmed Asparagus (chopped into 1-inch pieces)
3 large Carrots (peeled, julienned)
1 medium leek(s) Leek (thinly sliced into rounds, rinsed)
1 cup Green peas, raw (or frozen)
1/2 tbsp Coconut oil (or olive oil)
2 tbsp Extra virgin olive oil (for the pesto)
1 clove(s) Garlic (minced)
1/4 cup hulled Hemp seeds, shelled (for the pesto)
3/4 cup Basil, fresh (for the pesto)
1 clove(s) Garlic (for the pesto)
1 tbsp Lemon juice (for the pesto)
1/4 tsp Sea Salt (for the pesto)
1/4 cup Sun-dried tomato, packed in oil, drained (for the pesto)
1 tbsp Water (for the pesto)


1. With a julienne peeler, peel the carrots into thin, spaghetti-like strands. Cover with a damp tea towel or damp paper towel to avoid it drying out.

2. Add oil to a large skillet or wok, and preheat over medium. Add sliced leek and garlic and sauté for 3-4 minutes, until soft and translucent. Add a couple pinches of salt and several grounds of pepper.

3. Add the asparagus to the skillet and sauté for around 8 minutes more, until tender. Increase heat if necessary.

Then stir in the peas and cook until heated throughout.

4. Meanwhile, make the pesto. Add the garlic into a food processor and process until minced. Now add in the basil and sun-dried tomatoes and process again until smooth. Finally, add the rest of the ingredients and process again until combined and smooth.

5. Stir all the pesto into the vegetable skillet mixture and cook until heated throughout. Season to taste.

6. Serve the vegetable pesto mixture on top of the carrot pasta.




is a great source of fiber and vitamin A, C and E!

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 490
Calories from fat 268
Calories from saturated fat 47
Total Fat 29.8 g
Saturated Fat 5.2 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2.3 g
Monounsaturated Fat 11.5 g
Cholesterol 0
Sodium 445 mg
Potassium 1296 mg
Total Carbohydrate 43 g
Dietary Fiber 14.8 g
Sugars 15.5 g
Protein 19.8 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Meat Alternative 1.4
Vegetables 7.2

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