Radish Green Pesto Pasta
All of the ingredients from this meal (short of the pasta) can be found at the farmer's market. I know that radish greens (the tops if you prefer) can be quite difficult to find in traditional grocery stores, but if you can't find them.. don't fret. You can always swap them out for arugula.
Radish tops have a very "green" taste to me and aren't bitter in any ways. They sort of remind me of freshly mowed grass on hot summer days. Lovely isn't it?
Oh, did I mention they're super good for you? Unlike their root counterpart, which are mostly water and have little nutritional value, the greens explode with vitamins. They have iron & calcium but they're superhero factor comes from the fact that they're loaded up with vitamin A & C. So if you have a summer sniffle, eat your radish greens!
Makes 4 portions
1 lb pasta
1 block tofu, grilled
1 head garlic, minced
1 t cumin
1 t paprika
1 bunch of radish greens, minced
1 bunch fresh basil
2 T nutritional yeast
1 lime, juiced
3 T olive oil
Salt & pepper
Note: Don't have access to radish greens? No problem. Swap them out for arugula. It's just as divine!
10 min prep + 10 min cook
Start by getting your garlic & radish greens minced.
You can use a mortar & pestle at this point, or if you prefer you can pop everything into a food processor.
Pour in your nutritional yeast, olive oil & lime juice to get a nice sauce going.
Once your sauce is ready, get your pasta cooked (typically 7-8 mins in boiling water should do the trick).
While that happens, quickly grill up some tofu with cumin & paprika.
Serve your pasta up with that grilled tofu and you're good to go!