Fresh Basil Microgreen Pasta

Fresh Basil Microgreen Pasta

Course Main Course
Cuisine Your Choice

Ingredients
  

  • 3 cups basil microgreens or your choice
  • 1/2 sea salt sea salt
  • 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 tbsp cold water

Sauce

  • 1 stick of softened butter
  • 1/4 cup microgreens chopped finely

Instructions
 

  • Coarsely chop microgreens with knife and place into a pestle. Sprinkle with salt. Grind the microgreens and salt into a wet paste
  • Using a stand mixer add the microgreen paste, flour, olive oil, and eggs to the bowl. Mix together with the dough hook attachment on low speed for 8-10 minutes until it is smooth and stretchy. If the dough seems too dry, add a tablespoon of water.
  • Form the dough into a ball and wrap in plastic wrap. Let the dough rest at room temperature for 30 minutes.
  • Roll out the pasta dough with a pasta machine or by hand. Allow the sheets to dry for 15-20 minutes before cutting them into strips
  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Cook the fresh pasta strips for 3-4 minutes and then drain.
  • Toss pasta with butter sauce and serve

Sauce

  • In a bowl combine, softened butter, microgreens, and garlic. Mix into freshly cooked pasta. The warm pasta will help evenly distribute the butter sauce.