Homemade Whole Wheat-Spinach Pasta

Whole Wheat Pasta

What you’ll need:

1 bag of spinach (about 8 oz) steamed and drained

2 eggs

1 egg yolk

2 1/2 C whole wheat flour + 1 tbsp for kneading

1 tsp sea salt

What you’ll do:

Squeeze drained spinach to remove any water

Place in a food processor

Blend for 30 seconds

Add eggs and egg yolk

Blend an additional 30-60 seconds until well combined

Add flour and salt and pulse until combined

Remove from food processor and knead by hand for a few minutes on a well floured area

Using a rolling-pin roll out dough until it is about 1/4″ thick

Cover with plastic wrap and let sit for at least 30 minutes

Run dough through a pasta maker (I use an attachment on my Omega Juicer)

Drop in salted boiling water for about 3-4 minutes

Top with your favorite sauce

Enjoy!!

Sweet Rustic Tomato Sauce with Spinach Noodles

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What you’ll need:
1 package of spinach linguine
1 Tbsp olive oil
6-7 cherry tomatoes halved
2 cloves garlic chopped
1 white onion chopped
1 can of diced tomatoes
1 handful spinach
1/4 C water
1/4 C red wine vinegar
1/4 C agave maple syrup
1 Tsp sea salt
1 Tsp black pepper
1/2 Tsp cayenne pepper
Fresh basil, thyme (whatever you have on hand)
Goat cheese (optional)

What you’ll do:
Over medium heat in a large skillet heat oil, garlic and onions

Cook for about 5 minutes until onions are softened

Add diced tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, vinegar, syrup, water, basil, sea salt, pepper and cayenne pepper

Stir thoroughly

Turn down heat and simmer for 20 minutes

In a large pot bring 6 C of water to a boil

Add linguine and cook for 4-5 minutes or according to instructions on the package

Strain and immediately add olive oil to help prevent the noodles from sticking

Once sauce has thickened add to noodles

Top with more fresh herbs if desired and add goat cheese (optional)

Enjoy!!