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Edamame Spaghetti With Kale Cilantro Pesto

Pasta is now officially healthy

Recipe Courtesy of Explore Cuisine

Pesto is traditionally made with basil, but this recipe transforms the classic sauce by using kale, cilantro, and spicy serrano chili. Edamame spaghetti adds a nice bite and extra protein to the dish.


For the Kale Cilantro Pesto

  • 1 Cup kale, tightly packed
  • 1 Cup cilantro, tightly packed
  • 1/4 Cup slivered almonds, toasted
  • 1 Garlic clove
  • 1 Small serrano chili, seeded
  • 1 Tablespoon lime juice
  • 1/4 Teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 Cup olive oil

For the Edamame Spaghetti

  • 1 Package spaghetti, such as Explore Cuisine Edamame Spaghetti, cooked and drained
  • 1 Large carrot, sliced into ribbons with a vegetable peeler
  • 1/4 Cup shredded coconut, toasted


For the Kale Cilantro Pesto

Blend first seven ingredients in a food processor then stream in olive oil.

For the Edamame Spaghetti

Toss cooked spaghetti with pesto, and fold in carrot and coconut. Serve hot.