What do we eat when we can’t visit restaurants? We say…extra time in your home means extra time to cook some delicious and nutritious meals! Pasta and nuts are two foods that have long shelf lives and are great items to stock-pile in your pantry during this time.
If you’re looking for a vegetarian pasta recipe using nuts for protein, look no further than this recipe! It features walnuts as the main protein source, providing our body with plant-based omega 3 fatty acids. Omega 3’s are an important fat that have been shown to benefit heart health, as well as potentially play a role in supporting the cells of our immune system.
In a food processor combine walnuts, balsamic vinegar, coconut aminos (or soy sauce), cumin, coriander, smoked paprika, and ground pepper. Pulse until the mixture is crumbled.
Cook the gnocchi as per the package instructions.
Meanwhile, in a non-stick frying pan heated to medium heat, sauté the garlic and mushrooms for 5-10 minutes, or until the mushrooms are reduced in size and golden in color.
Reduce heat to low, and add the container of spinach to the frying pan. Stir until the spinach is wilted.
Next, add in the cooked gnocchi, olive oil and the savory spiced nuts. Stir to combine! Add an additional drizzle of olive oil as needed.
Serving Size 1 Serving
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.