Put a healthy twist on a classic Italian dish!

We’re taking a simple and easy classic Italian dish and turning it into a healthy and complex flavored dinner. The natural juices of cherry tomatoes, kalamata olives, and sundried tomatoes all lend their acidic flavors to this dish to be paired with the heavy and creaminess of the pasta. To brighten the dish and tie it all together, we add a refreshing pesto, sauteed pea shoots, and of course broccoli microgreens for garnish. 

Surprise your guests with a dish so complex in flavor that they'll be surprised it only took 7 ingredients!

Pea Microgreens: just like all of our microgreens, they’re organic and packed with nutrients including chlorophyll, vitamins, minerals, and enzymes. But, the pea microgreens hold a very sweet flavor to them. Using these with this recipe helps round out the salty acidity of the sauce.

Broccoli Microgreens: These microgreens also have a nutty flavor. In this dish, the nuttiness aids the flavor of the basil and pine nut pesto. We like to add in broccoli micrgreens whenever possible due to their anti-cancer nutrients, sulforaphane, and in this dish the flavor profile is perfect.

Tomatoes: in this dish we have not just one type of tomato, but two! With the heirloom cherry tomatoes, and the sun-dried tomatoes, you’re getting a boat load of the antioxidant lycopene. This antioxidant has been linked to many benefits such as reducing the risk of heart disease and cancer. 

Make this dish yourself and share with friends. Let us know what you think in the comments below! If you really enjoyed, be sure to pin this recipe on your Pinterest board to make again later!

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