Quinoa pasta with courgette and pesto sauce

Ramona's Cuisine -


This quinoa pasta with courgette and pesto sauce is a true delight, a light dish with mild and tasty ingredients.


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4 people
5 Min
20 Min
Stove Top


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    300 g quinoa pasta
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    250 g chicken breast (cut into small strips) optional
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    2 courgettes (grated)
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    100 g kale (finely shredded) or cavolo nero
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    4 tbsp pesto sauce green
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    100 g cheese (grated)
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    2-3 cloves garlic (finely grated or chopped)
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    30 g parmesan cheese (to sprinkle)
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    1 generous pinch pepper (freshly ground)
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    3-4 springs parsley (to garnish) or basil

How to Make Quinoa pasta with courgette and pesto sauce


  1. If you decide to put chicken in, start by placing a pan over medium heat and cook the chicken strips for about 5 minutes.
  2. Add garlic, shredded cavolo nero or kale (or both
  3. Meanwhile, place a pot with water to boil over high heat. Depending on the pasta you are using the cooking time which will slightly differ. If you are using a standard, conventional pasta that will need cooking for longer than the soba or quinoa pasta which normally cooks in 5 min. So depending on the cooking time, start cooking the pasta in such a way that finishes pretty much at the same time with the sauce.
  4. Add the grated courgette and pesto sauce to the chicken and cook for a further 2 min.
  5. When the sauce is almost ready, add the grated cheese and mix well, allow the cheese to melt and remove from the heat.
  6. Place the cooked pasta over the sauce or the other way around and serve.
  7. Sprinkle some parmesan cheese and parsley and enjoy! Bon appetit!

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About Quinoa pasta with courgette and pesto sauce

Course/Dish: Pasta
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: Mediterranean
Other Tag: Healthy
Hashtag: #Pasta Noodles

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