Wednesday, February 20, 2008

RECIPE ~ Lazy Pesto Pasta


I had about 5 minutes to make my lunch today and came up with a quick and satisfying meal-in-a-bowl I think you'd enjoy!

2 cups cooked pasta
a handful of leafy herbs (basil, cilantro and/or parsley), washed and minced
1-2 small cloves garlic, minced
1 Tbsp hemp seeds, pine nuts or crushed nuts (almonds or walnuts)
1 Tbsp grated parmesan
olive oil and salt to taste


Reheat your pasta (I used brown rice macaroni left over from last night's meal). Meanwhile, mince the herbs (I used cilantro and parsley) and garlic clove. In a large bowl, place the hot pasta and drizzle with olive oil and season with salt. Stir in herbs, garlic, seeds/nuts and parmesan. Done! Serves 1. Multiply ingredients as needed to feed more people.

FOR INDIVIDUAL DOSHAS
Ayurvedically, hard cheeses like parmesan are not recommended and are better substituted with fresh, soft cheeses like goat cheese or light feta
VATAS a great Vata dish; replace parmesan with soft cheese
PITTAS use wheat or rice pasta; reduce garlic to 1/2 or omit altogether; choose hemp or almonds; replace parmesan with soft cheese
KAPHAS use buckwheat noodles; choose hemp or almonds; use olive oil minimally; reduce or omit parmesan; add black pepper

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Delicious! Thanks so much for your great blog - I stop by often. This recipe was perfect for this week because it's late summer here and the garden is full of basil and spinach.

Thanks,
Helen

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