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Rosemary Garlic Ravioli w/ Mesclun Pesto | Well and Full | #vegan #plantbased #recipe

Rosemary Garlic Cannellini Agnolotti w/ Mesclun Pesto

Similar to ravioli, this agnolotti is a stuffed pasta filled with a creamy rosemary garlic cannellini filling and served with mesclun pesto. No special equipment needed!
Prep Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 45 minutes

Ingredients

Pasta Dough

  • 2 Tbs ground flaxseed + 3 Tbsp warm water
  • 2 Tbs Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 Cups Spelt Flour
  • 1/2 Cup Water
  • 1/2 Tsp Sea Salt
  • 1/2 Tsp Black Pepper
  • A bit more flour for rolling
  • A bit of olive oil for assembly

Rosemary Garlic Cannellini Filling

  • 2 Cups Cannellini Beans cooked
  • 3 Cloves Garlic minced
  • 1/2 Tbs Fresh Rosemary minced
  • 1/2 Tbs Dried Chives
  • 2 Tbs Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Pinch of Sea Salt + Pepper

Mesclun Pesto

  • 1 Cup Arugula
  • 1 1/2 Cups Mesclun Greens
  • 1/4 Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 Tbs White Wine Vinegar
  • Pinch of Sea Salt + Pepper

Instructions

Making the Dough

  1. In a small bowl, combine ground flaxseed and warm water. Mix completely and let sit while you prepare the rest of the dough ingredients. (By the time you add the flax mixture to the dough, the texture should be sticky and gelatinous. If it's not, let it rest for a few more minutes.)
  2. In a larger bowl, combine flour, sea salt, and pepper. Whisk together.
  3. Then, add olive oil, giving flour another whisk to mix completely.
  4. After the olive oil has been mixed, add in flaxseed mixture and combine.
  5. Finally, add in the water and mix.
  6. Note - If the dough is too dry, add water in small increments until it is workable but still firm.
  7. Now comes the fun part - kneading the dough. If you have a stand mixer with a kneading attachment, by all means use it. Personally I like to go the old-fashioned route and knead by hand. Knead the dough for a good 3-4 minutes. Afterwards, let the dough rest while you prepare the filling.

Rosemary Garlic Cannellini Filling

  1. In a food processor, combine beans, minced garlic, minced rosemary, dried chives, olive oil, and salt and pepper. Process until beans are a smooth, creamy texture. Taste and adjust seasonings as needed.

Making the Agnolotti

  1. When you're ready to make your agnolotti, take the dough and separate it into about four parts (this number doesn't really matter - you're just using smaller amounts to help you roll the pasta).
  2. Again, if you have a pasta-rolling extension on your stand mixer, go ahead and use it. If you're low tech like me, get out your rolling pin and get to business.
  3. On a clean, well-floured surface, roll your dough out until it is fairly thin. For a reference point, please refer to the photos!
  4. To get the round agnolotti shape, take a standard size mason jar lid (which is what I used) or a similarly-sized glass and cut out your shapes. A cookie cutter would probably work too.
  5. When you've cut as many circles as you can out of the dough you've rolled, repeat the process with the remaining dough. Save the dough you have leftover from each repetition, and at the end, add a little water to reconstitute the dough, and roll it out again so nothing is wasted!
  6. To make your agnolotti, scoop about a scant 1/2 tbs of the filling in the middle of your little pasta circle. Using a clean paintbrush or your finger, dab a little olive oil around the circumference of the circle.
  7. Fold circle in half over the filling. Using a fork, press the tips of the fork down on the edges of the half-circle, to "seal" the agnolotti. For reference, please see photos!
  8. Repeat until out of pasta dough or filling.

Cooking the Agnolotti

  1. To cook the agnolotti, bring a pot of well-salted water to boil.
  2. Taking about 8-10 agnolotti at a time, place in boiling water. They are done cooking when they float to the surface.
  3. Repeat for as many agnolotti as you'd like to serve - I cooked half of mine, and stuck the other half in the freezer!
  4. This step is optional but recommended - Bring a pan and a little olive oil to medium heat. When pan is hot, add a few agnolotti and cook until browned on each side, about 2-3 minutes. This really adds a lot to the texture!

Mesclun Pesto

  1. In a food processor, combine all pesto ingredients and pulse until desired consistency is reached. Adjust seasonings if needed.

Putting It All Together

  1. To serve, take agnolotti hot from the pan and drizzle with pesto. Serve with chopped herbs or extra chopped mesclun greens, if desired. These would also taste bangin' with any sort of red tomato sauce too!
  2. Enjoy!!