January 15, 2015

Broccoli and Kale Pasta Salad

kale and broccoli pasta salad

We are a few weeks into the New Year and healthy eating habits and work-out routines are still a hot topic around here. So, in the spirit of sticking with healthy resolutions, we wanted to share another produce packed recipe from Holly that doesn’t scrimp on flavor.

This recipe features Baia’s spinner style pasta made in small batches by Italian artisans in Oakland, CA. Baia pasta follows traditional pasta-making techniques that give it a great texture and authentic flavor. Add it to your next produce delivery when customizing your Farm Fresh To You box in our Farm Stand Market! Learn more at the bottom of this post.

ingredients for broccoli and kale pasta

By Holly of Buttercup and Bourbon
After a month of eating whatever buttery sweet cookie and cake in sight, I decided it's time for that annual New Year cleanse. If you are like me, jumping head first into only eating leafy greens and quinoa isn't the easiest way to kick off clean eating. So I give you a great alternative to ease you into a new diet for this year, a light and green packed pasta salad! In collaboration with Farm Fresh to You's organic produce and their new offering of California artisan-made pasta from Baia Pasta, this salad is the right combination of healthy and hearty to keep you full and focused on kicking off the year with clean eating.

greek yogurt and herb dressing

The mixture of Greek yogurt, lemon, and herb dressing to top off some amazing organic produce and pasta ensures not only satisfied taste buds but also a happy tummy, enjoy!

Broccoli and Kale Pasta Salad

• Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
• 2 cups chopped broccoli
• 1/2 cup kale, (chard or spinach would also work), chopped
• 1-1/2 cups organic durum wheat semolina Baia Pasta, Spinner shape
• 1/2 cup unsweetened plain Greek yogurt
• 1/4 cup light coconut milk
• 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
• 1 tablespoon honey
• 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
• 1/4 cup fresh dill, chopped
• 1/4 cup fresh mint, chopped
• Salt and pepper to taste

Bring an inch of salted water to a boil in a large saucepan. Add the broccoli, cover, and steam for 3 minutes or until tender-crisp. Remove broccoli from pot, drain, and rinse under cold water until cooled to room temperature. Transfer to a large bowl and set aside.

Cook pasta according to package instructions to al-dente texture. Drain the pasta and spray with olive oil. Then spread the pasta out on a baking sheet to cool to room temperature.

In a small bowl, whisk together the yogurt, coconut milk, lemon juice, honey, garlic, parsley, dill and mint. Season the dressing with salt and pepper to taste.

In a large serving bowl, combine the broccoli, chopped kale, pasta and dressing. Toss to combine and season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve with lemon wedges and a sprig of fresh herbs, enjoy.

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broccoli and pasta salad with herb yogurt dressing

How To Add Pasta and Produce to Your Delivery:
CSA members - head on over to our online Farm Stand Market to customize your upcoming delivery. Market is open from noon on Thursday until 10 am, 2 days before your scheduled delivery day. After you confirm your produce items, click the orange button "Confirm and Continue To Other Farm Products" to add beans to your delivery.

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