Spinach Rice Pasta with Cashew Pesto

Hey guys! As promised, I’m back with a simple recipe that uses the cashew pesto I posted about yesterday.

Last time I was at the grocery store, I came across this:spinach pasta2I’ve used Tinkyada brown rice pasta many times before, but this was the first time I came across SPINACH brown rice pasta.  I couldn’t pass it up and thought “What better pasta to go with this pesto?!”

There’s no real “step by step” (seriously though, who remembers this show?!) recipe for this dish.  I simply cooked the pasta according to package directions (I used half the recommended serving), strained it, tossed it with a couple tablespoons of cashew pesto, added some edamame (cooked according to package directions) and grilled peppers.  It’s that easy!edamame pastaIf you’re wondering how the spinach pasta tasted, I didn’t notice a huge “spinach” flavour to it. It wasn’t all that different from the regular brown rice pasta, but still tasty nonetheless!

Nutritional Info
290 Calories, 42g Carbs, 9g Fat, 12g Protein, 63mg Sodium, 2g Sugar


  • trixfred30 August 16, 2013 at 8:20 am

    Its always good to read your food posts especially when I;ve just stuffed cake and chocolate

    • thehappyhealthfreak August 16, 2013 at 8:45 am

      Hahah!!! I should definitely start incorporating more chocolate in to my recipes. Yours always look so amazing!

  • Ani D August 16, 2013 at 9:26 am

    Tinkyada is definitely our family’s favorite gluten free pasta – it is the only thing we have found that comes close to regular pasta!

    • thehappyhealthfreak August 16, 2013 at 10:00 am

      I totally agree! It’s a great brand. My non-GF husband even likes it! That’s when I know it’s good 🙂


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