One Pot Pesto Primavera June 16, 2015 12:37
Need a healthy dinner in a hurry? Get a healthy dose of vegetables in this one pot primavera. Added bonus there's only one pot to wash.
1 jar Healthy Gourmet Kitchen Pesto
6 - 8 large carrots, scrubbed and peeled
2 heads organic broccoli
Pasta of choice (if using wheat based use unbleached unbromated flour)
Fill large pot with water, cover and heat over high heat.
Scrub carrots, peel and slice into 1/2 thick slices. Put in water (no need to wait for it to boil)
Wash broccoli and cut into florets. Use the stems, they're tasty too!
When water comes to a full boil add pasta. Subtract 7 minutes from pasta cooking time and set timer. For example if your pasta takes 11 minutes to cook according to package, set timer for 4 minutes (11 - 7). Stir pasta as water comes back to a boil.
When timer goes off add broccoli.
If your pasta takes less than 5 minutes to cook, add broccoli and pasta at the same time. If you're using angel hair and it only takes 2 minutes to cook, add broccoli, cook for one minute then add pasta.
Drain pasta but do not rinse!!
Add pasta/ veggies to large bowl and toss with one jar Healthy Gourmet Kitchen Pesto.