Should we say again that spring has finally arrived? We’re sure you’ve already noticed how excited we are about the season change, having in mind we’ve given some tips on spring cleaning, skincare products and many other spring-related things.
Today we decided to give you some ideas about which pastas you can make easily at home and bring them to work; healthy lunches are definitely trendy!
Here are our top 3 healthy spring pasta recipes:
- Pesto Genovese classic
Cook your pasta of choice in boiling water with a bit of salt. Mix your pesto Genovese sauce (whether it’s bought in the supermarket or homemade) with some chopped cherry tomatoes. Add some mozzarella you’ve previously chopped – cube shaped pieces look the best.
Serving tip: If you’re bringing this to work, pour the sauce to the bottom of a jar or bowl and then put the pasta in. Once you’re ready to eat, just shake the bowl and even out the sauce – this way, your pasta won’t be soaked in sauce hours before you taste it. Enjoy your meal!
- Spaghetti with baby spinach and ricotta cheese
Cook your pasta in boiling water with a tablespoon of salt. Once it’s cooked, drain and save 1 cup of the water it was cooking in. Pour ½ of that cup into a blender and add 1/3 cup of ricotta cheese, then process until it’s well blended.
Chop the baby spinach and add it to the pasta. Follow with the cheese mixture. Gently toss the mix so the taste evens out. Spice with some pepper and herbs of choice, then finish up with parmesan cheese.
Serving tip: If you want the dish to be additionally creamy, mix in a bit more of cooking water, just as much as you prefer.
- Spring Fettucine
Cook the fettucine for about 6 minutes, so they’re al-dente. Melt some butter in a pan on medium heat. Cook some garlic on the butter until it’s soft and once it’s done, add a cup of the pasta water over it. Add sliced spring vegetables of your choice (asparagus, baby carrots, baby leeks, spring onions, peas, zucchini etc.). Cover the pan with a lid and let it simmer for a couple of minutes, until the vegetables are cooked just the way you like them. Add a cup of heavy cream and some grated lemon zest, then bring to simmer. Drain the pasta and then bring it back to the cooking pot. Toss the sauce over it and mix well. Grate parmesan over the plate and add some herbs of choice.
Serving tip: Pine nuts or walnuts make a great addition to this dish. Try it out!
These are just 3 out of hundreds of awesome spring pasta recipes! Love these recipes? Have your own favorites? Let us know in the comments below or on our Facebook and Twitter page!