Making homemade/fresh pasta is pure art, all you need is flour and water to make a tasty meal, but today I
propose an even tastier version: homemade pasta with spinach and beetroot. This recipe is simple and will
get us a colourful and special dish very quickly, using only a few healthy ingredients. What’s more, this
preparation is perfect to make together with children, who will enjoy kneading, colouring the flour, creating
shapes, and discovering the world of cooking while playing: I grew up helping my grandmother in the
kitchen and it’s great to see my son doing the same with me!
Food and Benefits
In just a few moves, we can add the taste and benefits of two ingredients such as spinach and beetroot to a
pasta dish. In fact, beets have energising, detoxifying and antioxidant properties that can bring numerous benefits to the body; spinaches are rich in vitamins (e.g. vitamin A and C) and minerals (iron, potassium, calcium…). Using these ingredients in the dough should not replace their consumption in other
preparations, but it is certainly a different way to make homemade pasta that is beautiful to look at and
good to eat.
The kitchen is the perfect place to unleash our creativity!
Prep 15 min Cook 5 min Portion 4
For the Spinach Pasta:
- 300 g Durum Wheat flour
- 140 g cooked Spinach
- 1 pinch of Salt
For the Beetroot Pasta:
- 200 g durum wheat flour
- 125 g cooked Beetroots
- 1 pinch of Salt
- Blend the cooked spinach until smooth. On a clean surface, place the flour in a well and add the spinach
mixture and salt.
- Start kneading with your hands until you have a soft, smooth dough. (If the dough is too
dry, you can add a little water and if not, more flour).
- After obtaining the green dough, prepare the beetroot one: blend the cooked beetroot until smooth. Place the flour on a clean surface, make a hole in the centre and add the beet and salt mixture. Start kneading well with your hands until you have a soft, smooth dough. (If the dough is too dry, you can add a little water and if not, more flour).
- At this point, you can use a pasta machine to roll out the dough, or a rolling pin to make thin sheets of
dough. Cut out your favourite shape with the help of a knife – I chose to make tagliatelle – and soak the
pasta into boiling salted water until cooked through. Season as you like and serve!