Saturday, July 4, 2015

Spicy Sausage Pasta with Greens

Adapted from Cook for Your Life

  • 1 package whole wheat pasta
  • 1 bunch kale
  • 1 bunch beet greens and stems
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 5 garlic scapes, sliced into 1/4 inch pieces
  • 1 package Tofurky Italian Sausage, cut into 1/4 inch pieces
  • Put a large pot of salted water on to boil. 
  • Strip leaves from the stalks of kale, discard stalks
  • Cut leaves from beat green stems, slice stems and reserve separately
  • Wash and chop all leaves, drain
  • Put pasta in boiling water; return water to boil for a minute or two
  • Add in leaves, return to boil and cook for the remainder of pasta cooking time; drain reserving 1 cup liquid
  • In pasta pot, heat oil, add beet stems, garlic scapes and sausage; saute
  • Add 1/2 cup pasta water, cover and boil for a few minutes until scapes and stems are tender
  • Remove from heat, stir in drained pasta and greens adding more cooking water if needed
  • Salt to taste

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