Spinach Pasta Dough

Package your homemade pasta alongside a jar of your favorite sauce for a great holiday gift.

spinach-pasta

Ingredients

  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 cups (90 g) spinach, blanched
  • 1½ cups (150 g) all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoons ground black pepper

Directions

  1. Place eggs, olive oil and spinach into the Vitamix container and secure the lid.
  2. Select Variable 1.
  3. Turn machine on and slowly increase to the highest speed.
  4. Blend for 20 seconds
  5. Remove the lid and add the flour, salt and pepper
  6. Secure the lid and select Variable 3.
  7. Quickly turn the machine on and off to pulse 5-6 times. You will notice the dough starting to form a ball and lift off the blades.
  8. Remove the lid and scrape down the sides, adding a little flour if the dough looks to moist and it has not formed a ball.
  9. Pulse again 5-6 times.
  10. Remove from container onto a floured work surface and knead for 1-2 minutes. Wrap in plastic wrap and let rest for a half hour.
  11. Cut dough into four pieces. One piece at a time, while the others are still wrapped run through a pasta rolling machine starting on the widest setting and slowly working your way down to the second to last setting.
  12. Use the pasta rolling machine's fettuccini attachment to cut the pasta into strips.
  13. Place strips on drying rack and allow to dry overnight.
  14. Repeat for 3 other pasta balls.

Notes

For plain pasta, remove the spinach and add another egg.