Tasty Green Yellow Pasta
GREEN-YELLOW. Whether you're looking to escape to nature or simply want to incorporate more natural ingredients into your diet, this gluten-free vegan meal is a perfect choice. It's also a great way to introduce your kids to the flavors and benefits of wild garlic and primrose, and to encourage them to explore the natural world around them. So why not take a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and bring a bit of nature to your plate.
May 05 2023,
Jelena Cvetković Š.
Idea for a nature escape
Nature provides us with an abundance of ingredients that can enrich our meals and bring us closer to the natural world. One such ingredient is wild garlic, also known as ramsons or bear's garlic, which grows in damp, shady areas in the early spring. Wild garlic is known for its distinct, pungent aroma and flavor, and it's often used in soups, pestos, and sauces. Another ingredient that can add a touch of nature to your plate is primrose, a small, delicate flower that blooms in the spring and has a sweet, mild flavor.
Bring Nature to Your Plate
Both wild garlic and primrose have many beneficial properties for our health. Wild garlic contains high levels of vitamin C, iron, and manganese, and it has been used for centuries as a natural remedy for various ailments, such as colds, flu, and digestive problems. Primrose, on the other hand, is rich in antioxidants and has anti-inflammatory properties, which can help improve skin health and reduce the risk of chronic diseases. Primrose is a beautiful yellow flower that blooms in early spring. The petals of the primrose are edible and have a sweet, mild flavor.
If you're interested in incorporating wild garlic and primrose into your diet, there are many ways to do so. Wild garlic can be gathered in the spring and used fresh or preserved in pestos, pickles, or oils. Primrose can also be gathered and used fresh in salads, desserts, or as a garnish. However, it's important to gather these ingredients responsibly and avoid over-harvesting to protect their natural habitats.
To give you an idea of how to use wild garlic and primrose in a recipe, we've prepared a quick and easy gluten-free vegan meal that features wild garlic pesto, nutritional yeast, sun-dried tomatoes, capers, roasted seeds, and primrose.
Tasty Green Yellow Pasta
Bring nature to your plate with the green-yellow combination of wild garlic and primrose. Learn about their properties in food, where to find and gather them, and try them in a recipe for a quick and tasty gluten-free vegan meal.
Preparation: 15 min
Cooking: 12 min
vegan, gluten free, dairy free, low fat
- Bring a pot of water to boil and cook the pasta according to the instructions on the package.
- Three minutes before the pasta is cooked, drain some of the water, leaving a small amount in the pot. Add 2 tablespoons of wild garlic pesto and stir until the pasta is evenly coated.
- Add the nutritional yeast and chopped sun-dried tomatoes to the pot and stir until everything is well combined.
- Serve the pasta on a plate and sprinkle with capers, roasted seeds, and primrose flowers for garnish.
This meal is not only quick and easy to prepare, but it's also packed with nutrients and flavors that will transport you to a natural setting. The wild garlic pesto adds a bold, garlicky flavor, while the nutritional yeast provides a cheesy, umami taste. The sun-dried tomatoes and capers add a tangy, savory note, while the roasted seeds provide a crunchy texture. Finally, the primrose flowers add a touch of sweetness and color, making the dish both visually appealing and delicious.
When harvesting wild garlic and primrose, it's important to do so sustainably. Only pick a few leaves or flowers from each plant, and never take the whole plant. This will allow the plant to continue growing and reproducing. Also, make sure you're harvesting from an area that's not polluted or contaminated with chemicals.
Jelena C. Š.