Wednesday, April 30, 2014

creamy pasta primavera with kelp noodles

it's spring thyme! (see what i did there?) today is cold and rainy, but one beautiful sunny day in early april i was so inspired by the new season and its veggies that i created this creamy pasta primavera, or "spring pasta" as it translates.

when i made this meal i remembered to jot down the recipe for the sauce, but forgot to measure and note how much of each vegetable. whoops. guessing i used a head or two of broccoli, five or six mushrooms, half a cup peas, a few carrots and some sprigs of thyme. the thought that tender raw asparagus would have been perfect in this bright creamy sauce keeps nudging me. next time!

pasta primavera sauce (serves two)

1/2 cup soaked cashews
1/4 large avocado
1/4 small red bell pepper
juice from one lemon
1/4 tsp miso
1 garlic clove
cayenne pepper, black pepper and salt, to taste
nutritional yeast or go veggie parmesan cheese alternative (to taste and optional)

blend all ingredients in a high speed blender. toss with a package of kelp noodles and vegetables. serve at room temperature. this sauce would also go well with zucchini pasta, and a mix of kelp noodles and "zasta" or "zoodles" with basil and tomato would be great for summer!

have you tried kelp noodles? how do you like to prepare them?


  1. Mmm, love Italia-inspired kelp noodles!


    1. so does my italian stallion! :) xoxoxoxo

  2. whhhhhhat?!!! I have NEVER had kelp noodles! Can I just get them at any old grocery store? do they taste super fishy? I am super excited about trying this.

    (and I cracked up when I started reading this post. Who is the bigger dork, the one who makes the pun or the one who almost sprays coffee out of her nose laughing at it?) <3

    1. ahaha i'm glad someone else liked it!!!

      a little health food store near me carries kelp noodles sometimes and i heard wegman's has them. plus they're online. they don't taste like anything much, just light and crunchy. they take on the the flavor of the sauce, so i mix everything up real well and make sure all the noodles are coated. let me know what you think when you try them! xoxoxo

  3. Wow!!!! Kelli this is amazing! Looks like it is a photo in a cookbook.
    Peace & Raw Health,

  4. Hehe, spring thyme, I always enjoy a good pun ;)
    Looks light and lovely!

  5. Whoa, kelp noodles? Never had 'em, what a great idea!


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