Colorful Whole Grain Spaghetti with Sunflower Seeds

March 18, 2020 0 Comments

Colorful Whole Grain Spaghetti with Sunflower Seeds

Cook / prep time: 25 mins

Serving/s: 4


500 g carrots

400 g whole grain spaghetti

75 g Parmesan cheese

50 g sunflower seeds

2 bunches of parsley

1 cucumber

2 garlic cloves, peeled and chopped

6-7 tbsp of olive oil

Salt & pepper 


  1. Peel and wash carrots and cucumber. Slice vegetables lengthways. 
  2. Cook spaghetti according to packaging instructions.
  3. Add the vegetable sticks approx. 3 minutes before the end of the cooking time and let cook with spaghetti. 
  4. Finely grate 50 g Parmesan cheese. Combine the garlic, parsley and 2/3 of the sunflower seeds in a mortar or finely grind them or use a universal shredder. 
  5. Gradually stir in the grated cheese and oil. Season the pesto with salt and pepper. 
  6. Drain the vegetables and spaghetti well and arrange on plates with a little pesto. 
  7. Slice the remaining cheese and sprinkle on the plates with the remaining sunflower seeds. 
  8. Garnish with the parsley leaves and serve immediately.