This is a wee bit sneaky, but my little people have gone down the slippery slope of only really eating a few green vegetables. Hence this cunning little number that hides a host of super-duper veggies in what is famously called in our home, ‘green sauce’.
‘Princess and the Pea’ Pasta is a better way to sell it and to be honest it is loved by young and old alike. A slice or 2 of parma ham makes it a bit more glitzy and the obvious addition of parmesan, a necessity. My troops literally inhale it while I smugly smile with pride as they guzzle down veggies they would normally never dream of eating!
Princess and the Pea Pasta
Serves 2 adults and 2 toddlers (to be precise a 2 yr old and a 4 yr old)
- 100gms broccoli – chopped into florets
- 100gms sugar snap peas
- 1 leek – sliced finely
- 1 handful of fresh mint
- 150ml of steamed vegetable water
- 350gms farfalle
- Fresh parmesan
- 1 tablespoon of double cream (optional)
- Salt and pepper
1. Place all the vegetables in a steamer and steam for 8 – 10 minutes.
2. Liquidise the vegetables with 150ml of the steamed vegetable water, add the mint at the end.
3. Cook the farfalle pasta, and drain, add in the sauce with a pinch of salt, grind of pepper and the tablespoon of cream if you are using.
4. Serve with freshly grated parmesan.
The sauce will keep and can be frozen.