Simple Herb Pasta | Nutrition Stripped
Looking for a healthy and simple herb pasta? Make this the next time you’re looking for a quick dinner.
This simple herb pasta truly is so simple to make using fresh herbs that you probably have in your kitchen already, lemon, garlic, salt, and pepper. Along with fresh dill and parsley, this pasta is a great side dish to make with any dinner.
If you want to make this pasta side an entree or a main dish, then simply serve it with a side salad or a side of roasted or steamed vegetables to boost the fiber — you can also add those right to the pasta itself — and a protein of your choice.
Why You Should Use More Herbs In Cooking
Most people think of adding parsley as an optional ingredient to most recipes or using it only as a garnish. If that’s you too then you might be missing out on some nutrients and delicious flavor!
Infusing flavor, texture, and aroma, fresh herbs are the fabric of a flavorful and well-balanced meal. Although they’re an optional addition to some recipes, herbs are the finishing touch that ties all ingredients together.
Parlsey and dill are the stars of this simple herb pasta and work well together with lemon, garlic, and olive oil. Like most herbs, surprisingly they contain antioxidants such as vitamin C, which plays a role in our immune system, collagen production, wound healing, and much more.
The fresh herbs used in this healthy green goddess dressing is dill, parsley, and mint. All of which have their own unique nutrient profile, let’s take parsley, for example, which is rich in vitamin C, which can help support our immune system to ward off the common cold to preventing cancer.
Parsley is also a good source of beta-carotene which has been shown to help reduce the risk of heart attack, stroke, and diabetes.
Dill helps antioxidants do their job by attaching to oxidized molecules and protecting our bodies from the damage they could do.