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Pesto Pasta Primavera w/ Local Bread

Ready in 20 Minutes  |  Vegetarian


IN YOUR BOX

curly egg noodles
organic extra virgin olive oil packets
mirepoix (carrot, celery, onion)
mixed seasonal veggies
baby spinach
roasted minced garlic
grated parmesan cheese
local pesto (Cal-Ann Farms)
local bread (Farm to Market)
butter balls


FROM YOUR KITCHEN

large pot
colander or strainer
large skillet
salt and pepper


1. BOIL THE NOODLES

BOIL 6 cups of water and a pinch of salt in a large pot over high heat.

ADD the egg noodles and cook until al dente, about 8 minutes.

DRAIN noodles after cooking in colander or strainer. 


2. SAUTÉ THE VEGGIES

While the noodles boil...

HEAT the contents of the olive oil packets in a large skillet over medium heat.

ADD the mirepoix and sauté until softened, a few minutes.
(★ What’s mirepoix? See note below.)

ADD the mixed seasonal veggies. Sauté until crisp tender and tomatoes begin to burst, about 5 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

★ Mire-Whaaaaa?  That’s mirepoix, pronounced “meer-pwah.” This is a fancy French word for diced veggies (typically carrot, celery and onion) that add a base layer of flavor. Mirepoix is typically cooked over gentle heat to sweeten and soften the dish. 


3. ADD THE SPINACH & GARLIC

STIR in the spinach and garlic.

COOK until the spinach is wilted but still bright green, about 1 minute. Turn off heat.


4. ADD THE NOODLES & PESTO

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ADD the drained noodles to the skillet.

STIR in the pesto.

TASTE and re-season with salt and pepper as needed.


5. SERVE & ENJOY!

SPRINKLE pesto pasta primavera with parmesan cheese.

SERVE with a side of bread and butter. Enjoy! 


DRINK PAIRINGS

Wine: Dark Horse Chardonnay (California)
This Chardonnay offers bright abundant aromas of baked apple and peaches, layered with buttery notes of toasted oak and caramel. The rich, creamy flavors are nicely complemented by a refreshingly crisp acidity, culminating in a smooth, lingering finish.

Beer: Boulevard Unfiltered Wheat Beer
Lively, refreshing ale with a natural citrusy flavor and distinctive cloudy appearance.

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Good Food for Real People

At Happy Food Co., we source our ingredients from the finest local and regional suppliers so you can feel great about what you’re putting on the table.

We know that eating well is important to you, and we’re delighted to be part of your evening dinner. Hope you enjoy this meal as much as we loved designing it for you.

— Chef K

 

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