Kim’s rainbow pasta

One of our Coles Cooking Club members, Kim Hoa Loader, has shared the recipe for her delicious rainbow pasta. It’s a must-try.

4

30m

Note: + 20 mins resting time

5m

Ingredients

  • 2 cups (300g) plain flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 Coles Australian Free Range Egg
  • 1/2 cup vegetable puree (options below)
  • Flour, extra, to dust
  • Pasta sauce or pesto, to serve

Beetroot puree

  • 250g beetroot, trimmed, peeled and quartered

Spinach puree

  • 200g baby spinach leaves

Carrot puree

  • 250g carrot, trimmed, peeled and coarsely chopped

Method

STEP 1

Start by making the vegetable puree of your choice. To make the beetroot puree, cook the beetroot in a saucepan of boiling water for 20 mins or until tender. Drain well. Cool slightly, then process in a food processor until smooth. Cool completely.

STEP 2

To make the spinach puree, place the spinach in a heatproof bowl. Cover with boiling water. Stand for 1 min. Drain and set aside to cool. Process in a food processor until smooth.

STEP 3

To make the carrot puree, cook the carrot in a saucepan of boiling water for 20 mins or until tender. Drain well. Cool slightly, then process in a food processor until smooth. Cool completely.

STEP 4

Sift the flour and salt onto a clean work surface. Shape the flour mixture into a mound and make a well in the centre. Crack the egg into the well. Use a whisk to lightly whisk the egg. Gradually blend a little of the flour into the egg. Continue to gradually draw flour into the centre until the mixture forms a dough. Add the vegetable puree and knead until a smooth dough forms, dusting with extra flour if necessary. Cover with plastic wrap and set aside for 20 mins to rest.

STEP 5

Secure a pasta machine to the side of the work surface. Adjust rollers to the widest setting. Cut the dough into 4 equal portions. Shape 1 dough portion into a flat rectangle and use a rolling pin to flatten slightly. Roll through the machine. Dust with extra flour. Fold in the shorter sides of the dough to meet in the centre to form a smaller rectangle. Feed lengthways through the machine again. Repeat folding and rolling 6 times.

STEP 6

Reduce the roller setting by 1. Roll dough through the machine. Continue reducing the setting and rolling until the pasta is about 2mm thick. Spread pasta sheet over a clean work surface dusted with flour. Sprinkle with flour and loosely roll up. Repeat with the remaining dough portions.

STEP 7

Use a large sharp knife to cut the rolled pasta sheets crossways into 7mm-wide ribbons and lightly dust with flour (if your pasta machine has a cutting attachment, use that to cut the pasta into ribbons).

STEP 8

Cook pasta in a large saucepan of boiling water for 2-3 mins or until just tender. Drain well. Return to the pan with pasta sauce or pesto and toss to combine. Serve immediately.

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