Greeny Pasta


By Ali B. and ruben l. from Joe Serna Jr. Charter School, Lodi, California.

Description

This main dish  will make your tongue say, “More for me please!” In it you will find “I didn’t know they were whole wheat rotini,” tossed together with lime, onions, rosemary and our secret ingredient that rhymes with mail. That’s right, Kale! You must be smart.

 

 

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: 2/3 Cup

Calories159
From Fat16.59%
From Saturated Fat5.87%
From Sugar0%
Sodium442mg

Ingredients

Ingredient 6 servings 50 servings
WATER,BOILING0.50 GAL3 GAL
SALT,TABLE 1 DASH1 TBSP
GARLIC,RAW1 ½ TSP3.5 TBSP
SHALLOTS, FRESH (3” long)1 SMALL8 SMALL
KALE, RAW CHOPPED2 CUPS2 LB
OIL, OLIVE SALAD OR COOKING½ TBSP¼ CUP
LEMON JUICE, CND OR BTLD1 TBSP¼ CUP
CHEESE,MOZZARELLA,LITE-COMMOD CUBED1/8 CUP1 CUP
SALT,TABLE1 TSP1 ½ TBSP
PEPPER, BLACK½ TSP1 TBSP
WATER1 GAL4 GAL
ROTINI , WHOLE WHEAT, DRY 1 ¾ CUP3 ½ LB
THYME, FRESH1 TBSP1 CUP
CHEESE, MOZZARELLA, LITE-COMMOD SHREDDED ½ CUP1 LB

Preparation

GREENY PASTA YIELD 6 – 2/3 CUP SERVINGS

GREEN SAUCE: THOROUGHLY WASH ALL PRODUCE. PEEL CLOVE OF GARLIC AND SHALLOTS. BRING LARGE POT OF WATER TO BOIL AND ADD SALT. ADD GARLIC AND SHALLOTS. BOIL FOR 2 – 3 MINUTES, STIR IN TRIMMED KALE LEAVES AND COOK FOR ANOTHER 10 SECONDS. WORK QUICKLY USING A LARGE SLOTTED SPOON OR STRAINER TO REMOVE GARLIC, KALE AND SHALLOTS FROM BOILING WATER. FOR BEST RESULTS DO NOT OVERCOOK. USING FOOD PROCESSOR; PUREE THE ABOVE INGREDIENTS ALONG WITH THE OIL, LEMON JUICE AND MOZZARELLA CHEESE. SEASON WITH PEPPER TO TASTE ALONG WITH A DASH OF SALT.

COOK PASTA: HEAT WATER TO ROLLING BOIL. SLOWLY ADD ROTINI STIR CONSTANTLY UNTILS WATER BOILS AGAIN, COOK ABOUT 18 MINUTES OR UNTIL TENDER. DO NOT OVERCOOK. DRAIN WELL. TOSS IMMEDIATELY WITH PUREED GREEN SAUCE; THOROUGHLY COATING PASTA. (CCP) HOLD IN WARMER OR OVEN WITH AN INTERNAL TEMPERATURE AT 135° F. OR ABOVE UNTIL SERVING TIME FOR A MAXIMUM OF 2 HOURS. JUST BEFORE SERVING SPRINKLE WITH FINELY CHOPPED THYME AND SHREDDED MOZZARELLA CHEESE.

SERVE 2/3 CUP (#6 SCOOPS) IN A 8 OZ. BOWL OR ON SERVING TRAY.