Spinach Purée for Green-Colored Pasta

Cuisinart original

Vegetables color pasta noodles naturally and also add nutrients without affecting flavor.


Makes about ¾ cup


1        5-ounce clamshell baby spinach

Nutritional information

Nutritional information for ½ cup (108g) of purée:
Calories 31 (0% from fat) • carb. 4g • pro. 3g • fat 0g • sat. fat 0g chol. 0mg • sod. 106mg • calc. 90mg • fiber 3g


1. Bring a medium pot of water to a rolling boil. Meanwhile, fill a medium-size bowl with ice and cold water, and set it near the stove. Add the spinach to the boiling water, pushing down with a slotted spoon to fully submerge, and blanch until leaves turn dark green, about 1 minute. Quickly transfer spinach to the prepared ice bath to halt cooking.
2. Drain spinach well and squeeze out any excess water. Transfer to the bowl of a food processor and purée until smooth