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Penne Rigate with Creamy Edamame Pesto Recipe

Penne Rigate with Creamy Edamame Pesto is a popular Continental Snack
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On :
Thursday, 11 August, 2016
Category :
Vegetarian Recipe
Course :
Snack Recipe
Cuisine :
Continental Recipe
Technique :
Toss Recipe
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Servings :
Serves 4
Rated 5 based on 100 votes


  • 1 cup - edamame (shelled)
  • 1/2 cup - Watercress leaves (chopped)
  • 4-5 Cloves - Garlic (chopped)
  • 1 cup - silken soft Tofu
  • 2 tsp - Cumin seeds (powdered)
  • 1 tsp - red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 cup - extra virgin Olive oil
  • 1/4 cup - capers (drained)
  • 1 cup - Walnuts (toasted lightly and chopped coarsely)
  • 1 (13.5-oz) box - penne rigate Pasta
  • How to Make Penne Rigate with Creamy Edamame Pesto:

    1. Cook edamame in a microwave for a couple of minutes with a few tbsps of water until just tender.
    2. In salt water, cook the pasta as per package directions until al dente.
    3. To a food processor, add the edamame, tofu, garlic, watercress, cumin powder and red pepper flakes. Add salt to taste.
    4. With the motor running, drizzle in the olive oil until the pesto comes together in a smooth, creamy sauce in a pale, green colour.
    5. Remove the cooked pasta to a bowl and add the pesto sauce, capers and walnuts.
    6. Toss to coat the pasta evenly with the sauce.
    7. Recipe courtesy: Holy Cow Vegan


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