Pappardelle With Dandelion Pesto

This is the second post in our Refreshing Recipes series from Jill of a Better Happier St. Sebastian.

Pappardelle with Dandelion Pesto

1 nest pappardelle pasta (substitute linguine or spaghetti if you don’t have pappardelle)
1 large egg
1/4 cup dandelion almond pesto (recipe below)
red pepper flake & parmesan cheese for serving

dandelion pesto pasta

In a large pot over high heat, bring 2 quarts salted water to boil. Once boiling, cook pappardelle until al dente, about 8 minutes. Reserve 1/4-1/2 cup cooking liquid. Drain pasta and set aside. In a nonstick skillet over medium heat, Cook egg until whites are set and yolk reaches desired runniness, about 5 minutes depending on preference.

To serve, gently toss pappardelle with pesto and 1/4 cup cooking water (add more if necessary). Top with fried egg, red pepper flakes, and a parmesan cheese.

Dandelion Pesto

1 large bunch dandelion greens, washed and dried
4 cloves garlic
1/2 cup almonds, chopped
1/3 cup parmesan cheese
1/2 cup olive oil, divided
salt and pepper to taste

In a food processor, pulse to combine 1/3 of greens with 1/4 cup olive oil. Scrape down sides of the bowl and add the remaining greens. Add almonds, garlic, generous seasoning of salt and pepper. Pulse to combine. Add cheese and additional 1/4 cup olive oil, process until everything is smoothed out. Taste and add more salt as necessary.

dandelion pesto pasta

For more of Jill’s recipes visit her blog a Better Happier St. Sebastian.

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  1. Ewww, raw egg. XD They were the love of my life for a brief period (1 wk) during my college days, now just the sight of them makes me gag. ;O~
    <333333333333333333333 pasta. Everything else looks divine!

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