Recipe courtesy of Nature's Legacy
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
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