Tomato and Spinach Pasta with Pistachio “Parmesan”

August 28, 2019

TOMATO & SPINACH PASTA WITH PISTACHIO “PARMESAN - FOR THE PASTA:2 cups cherry tomatoes 1 cup diced onions 1 large shallot, chopped4 cloves garlic, mashed 1/4 cup olive oil 1 handful spinach, chopped1 tsp salt2 tablespoons italian seasoning 1 tsp honey1 package pasta of choice (i used gluten free fusilli)FOR THE PISTACHIO PARMESEAN:1/2 cup pistachios (unsalted)1 cup nutritional yeast1/2 tsp sea salt.

TOMATO & SPINACH PASTA WITH PISTACHIO PARMESAN

Author: Nicole Modic of @KALEJUNKIE

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Ingredients

FOR THE PASTA:

  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes
  • 1 cup diced onions
  • 1 large shallot, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, mashed
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 handful spinach, chopped
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1 package pasta of choice (i used gluten free fusilli)

FOR THE PISTACHIO PARMESEAN:

  • 1/2 cup pistachios (unsalted)
  • 1 cup nutritional yeast
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt

Instructions

  • Prepare pasta according to package instructions and set aside.
  • In a medium pan, add the olive oil and turn on low/medium heat.
  • Add onions, garlic, and shallots. stir for about a few minutes, keeping an eye to make sure it doesn't burn. While that's cooking, place the tomatoes in a medium bowl.
  • Use your hands and crush the cherries (just squeeze them!).
  • Pour cherries into the sauce pan, along with chopped spinach, honey, Italian Seasoning, and salt.
  • Bring to a simmer and cover for 30 minutes.
  • To make pistachio parmesan, add ingredients to a food processor and pulse till you reach desired consistency.
  • Toss pasta with sauce and top with pistachio parmesan.

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