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.
- 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.