Leeks have a mild, onion-like taste. In its raw state, the vegetable is crunchy and firm. The edible portions of the leek are the white base of the leaves (above the roots and stem base), the light green parts, and to a lesser extent the dark green parts of the leaves. One of the most popular uses is for adding flavor to stock.
- Energy 61Kcal
- Carbohydrates 14g
- Protein 0.9g
- Total Fat 0.3g
- Dietary Fiber 1.5g
Spaghetti with Parsley Pesto
1 pound spaghetti
1/2 cup unsalted, roasted almonds
4 cups fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves
2 tablespoons Green Mixed Spice
3/4 cup chopped fresh chives
3/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 cup finely grated Parmesan
Freshly ground black pepper
- Cook pasta in a large pot of boiling salted water, stirring occasionally, until al dente. Drain, reserving 2 cups pasta cooking liquid.
- Meanwhile, pulse almonds in a food processor until smooth. Add parsley, chives, oil, and Parmesan; process until smooth. Season pesto with salt and pepper and Green Mixed Spice.
- Toss pasta and pesto in a large bowl, adding pasta cooking liquid by 1/4-cupfuls until saucy. Season with salt and pepper.
- Pesto can be made 5 days ahead. Cover surface directly; chill.