Chimichurri Pasta Sauce

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WholeFoods Magazine Staff
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Recipe courtesy of Nature's Legacy

Ingredients

    1 box VitaSpelt or Nature’s Legacy Spelt Pasta

    1/3 cup red wine vinegar

    1 teaspoon kosher salt or more to taste

    1 head garlic (minced)

    1/2 red onion (diced)

    1 1/2 teaspoon chili flakes (more if you like more heat)

    1 bunch cilantro (stems removed and chopped)

    1 bunch parsley (stems removed and chopped)

    1 bunch oregano (stems removed and chopped)

    3/4  cup EVOO (extra virgin olive oil)

    Black pepper, to taste

Directions

1. Cook whole spelt pasta according to package directions. VitaSpelt Whole Spelt Spaghetti will cook in about 5 minutes.

2. To make the chimichurri sauce, combine red wine vinegar, salt, minced garlic, finely diced red onion, and chili flakes in a medium bowl and let stand for 5-10 minutes.

3. Stir in cilantro, parsley, and oregano. Slowly stir in oil with a fork. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Alternate Chimichurri Instructions: Remove stems from fresh herbs. Puree all ingredients in a food processor or blender. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

4. Toss cooked pasta with about ½ cup chimichurri sauce. Extra sauce can be used as a marinade, sandwich spread, salad dressing, or salsa. 

Published by WholeFoods Magazine Online, 5/27/14