Pasta with Pine Nuts & Greens

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 309.5
  • Total Fat: 22.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 167.4 mg
  • Total Carbs: 24.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 6.1 g
  • Protein: 7.2 g

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Number of Servings: 6


    4 cloves garlic, minced
    3 tablespoons refined coconut oil
    6 tablespoons vegan butter
    3 quarts water
    About 5 teaspoons fine sea salt
    8 ounces whole wheat or brown rice elbow macaroni
    2 zucchini, halved lengthwise and cut into 1⁄4-inch slices
    1 cup of chopped green beans (about 1/2 inch in length)
    1 broccoli crown, cut into bite-sized florets (about 2-1⁄2 cups)
    1⁄ bunch (about 4 ounces) kale, cut into 1⁄2-inch strips
    1⁄/2 teaspoon pepper
    1/⁄4 cup pine nuts


In a 1-quart saucepan over low heat, combine the garlic and coconut oil and cook, swirling occasionally, until the garlic is fragrant and starting to brown, about 3 minutes. Remove from the heat, add the butter, swirling until it melts, and set aside.

In a 4- to 6-quart stockpot over high heat, combine the water with about
1-1⁄/2 tablespoons salt. Bring the water to a boil, add the macaroni, and cook according to the package directions until about 1 minute shy of being done. Stir in the zucchini, broccoli, green beans and kale. Cook until the vegetables are tender and the pasta is cooked, about 1 minute.

Drain the pasta mixture, reserving 1⁄/2 cup of the pasta cooking water. Return the mixture to the pot and stir in the garlic butter, pepper, 3 tablespoons of the pine nuts, and the remaining 1/⁄2 teaspoon of salt. Transfer the pasta to plates or a platter, garnish with remaining 1 tablespoon of pine nuts, and serve.

Number of Servings: 6

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user SARAHEDOWIS.

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