Sauté peppers, onion, and adamame for 2-3 mins then set aside
Bring 8c water and 1 tbsp salt to a boil
Add pasta and cook until al dente (10 mins) then drain
Set aside 1 cup of pasta water
Add drained pasta and all other ingredients to skillet with cooked vegetables
Stir to ensure pasta is well coated
Add 2-3 tbsp of pasta water as needed
Ready to Serve!
I love pasta in any shape or form. Whenever I want to feel extra healthy, I go with the vegan version. Other times, I include bacon slices or shrimp to add flavor. Either way, pasta is like a canvas and sky is the limit with your creativity. There are endless combinations of vegetables, meat, and other ingredients you can indulge yourself with. Play with the colors and try different variations. Just have fun with it!
Almond Pesto Pasta
1/2 box farfalle or rigatoni pasta
8 cups water
1 tbsp salt
1 tbsp olive oil
2-3 plum or vine ripe tomatoes (diced)
8-10oz mozzarella (diced)
1/4c grated parmesan
Blend 3c kale and/or spinach, 1/2c almonds, 1/2c grated parmesan, 3 cloves garlic, 1/2 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp pepper, and 1/2c olive oil until desired consistency
Heat large skillet over medium heat - depending on skillet size, you may have to cook in batches
Add 4 tbsp oil
Add green beans and sauté for 2-3 mins
Add carrots, celery, onions, and garlic and sauté for 2-3 mins
Add cabbage and snow peas and sauté for 2-3 mins or until all vegetables are at desired tenderness
Add salt and pepper to taste then set aside
Follow pancit canton sauce mix instructions
Add pancit canton in the sauce
Cook and continue to stir in the sauce for 5-7 mins or until noddles are cooked
Add cooked vegetables and optional cooked meat and stir
Ready to serve!
Pancit is a very popular Filipino dish. It is rare to attend a Filipino celebration and not have pancit on the menu. "Noodles represent long life and good health", which is why it is customary to have this dish at birthday parties. Some prefer the bihon version (rice sticks or rice vermicelli) or a cobination of both bihon and canton. This dish can be vegetarian or complimented with chicken, beef, pork, or shrimp. There are also many varieties of vegetables you can use like bok choy, bell peppers, or any stir-fry candidates you prefer. "Live long and Prosper." - Eat noodles!