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Monday, September 3, 2012

Recipe: Ricotta Pistachio Pasta


 I told you a pasta recipe was coming! Yes, I know - I'm a day late... talk to my lame body about why it didn't want to cooperate yesterday! But nevertheless, it's here now!

This pasta recipe is a little bit (or a lot bit) unusual, but so SO tasty! and simple too :) 

How on earth did I come up with the combination? I'm not really sure! I think I must have seen something similar somewhere. It also works with walnuts - and I'm sure other nuts too.  

Now when it comes to dinner recipes, I never measure anything - unlike when baking. So you'll have to bear with me on this one!



Ricotta Pistachio Pasta serves one - but multiply for as many as you like
Gluten free, low fat, vegetarian, wheat free
1 serve of your favourite gluten free pasta (or regular pasta, if gluten isn't an issue)
1/4C low fat ricotta cheese
1-2 tablespoons of pistachios  
Salt and pepper to taste
Optional: garlic salt and/or parmesan cheese to top 

First, cook your pasta as per the instructions on the packet and then drain and rinse. 
In a medium saucepan, add the cooked and drained pasta, ricotta, pistachios and add salt and pepper to taste. 
Turn the heat up to medium, adding a splash of water until the ricotta resembles a sauce.
Stir the pasta until the sauce is thickened and pour into a bowl. 
Serve warm or chill. 
Top with parmesan cheese if using.

Notes: 
  • I've never tried this pasta dish with fat free ricotta, but if you like the taste I'm sure it will work.  
  • I always use raw pistachios as that's what I prefer and always have available, but roasted and salted pistachios work too.  
 So tell me, what is your favourite pasta dish? 


    
   



3 comments:

  1. hmmmm... interesting combo indeed! Sometimes it's the things you don't think of that turn out the best!

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    1. I don't know how it works, but it really does! The flavor of the pistachios mixes perfectly!

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  2. Whoo hoo! So glad you liked it. And, as I mentioned, I see this one as completely customizable, so I'm happy that you were able to tweak it to your taste

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