This delicious pasta dish is loaded with an abundance of healthy veggies and flavorful herbs. Feel free to add whatever vegetables you prefer. Enjoy!

Makes 4-5 Servings as a main course

Preparation + Cook Time: 60 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 3 1/2 C Uncooked Pasta of your choice (I used Cybele’s Gluten Free Rotini)
  • 1 C Marina Sauce of your choice
  • 3/4 C Leeks, chopped
  • 1/2 C Golden Beets, chopped
  • 1 1/2 C Carrots, chopped
  • 1 C Zucchini, chopped
  • 1/2 C Asparagus, chopped
  • 4 C Cauliflower, chopped
  • 3 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 tsp Minced Garlic
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 1/2 C Fresh Parsley, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 C Fresh Basil, roughly chopped
  • 4 C Kale, chopped
  • Juice of 1/2 a Lemon + 1/4 tsp lemon zest
  • Optional: Hemp Seeds for Garnish

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Farenheit.
  2. Chop all of your vegetables. Line 2 baking trays with aluminum foil. Separate the leeks, golden beets, carrots, zucchini, asparagus, and cauliflower onto the baking trays.
  3. In a small bowl, combine 3 Tbsp olive oil, 1 tsp minced garlic, and salt & pepper to taste. Drizzle the olive oil mixture on top of the veggies. Now sprinkle the chopped parsley and basil on the veggies. Put the trays in the oven and roast for 30 minutes. veg
  4. Next, cook your pasta. Add the pasta to a large pot of boiling water and cook until ready. Drain the water from the pot. Add the marina sauce to the pasta and stir until fully combined. Add the roasted vegetables. Slowly stir in the 4 C of Kale and cook until it wilts. Add the juice of 1/2 a lemon plus 1/4 tsp of lemon zest.
  5. Serve your pasta into pasta bowls and sprinkle hemp seeds on top for some extra protein.

Benefits of this recipe:

-Zucchini is a good source of energizing B vitamins, has anti-inflammatory properties that can benefit heart health, can help control diabetes, helps improve digestion, and help can balance the thyroid.

-Cauliflower helps lower cancer risk, fights inflammation, decreases risk of heart disease, provides high levels of vitamins and minerals, improves digestion and detoxification, helps balance hormones, and preserves eye health.

-Carrots are very high in Vitamin A, which protects eye health and vision. They are high in antioxidants, can help lower cholesterol, help protect against cancer, improve immunity, boosts skin health, and helps improve brain function.

-Kale is among the most nutrient dense foods on the planet! It is loaded with antioxidants and vitamin C, can help lower cholesterol, and protects eye health. There are also numerous cancer-fighting substances in kale.

The information on the benefits of the ingredients was researched from http://www.draxe.com

 

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