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Unicorn colour changing pasta

a magical dinner
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American, Autumn, Continental, Fusion, International, One pot, Spring, Summer, Vegan, Vegetarian, Winter
Servings 2 people


for the colouring agent

  • 2 cups Cabbage ( red cabbage- to extract the dye)
  • 4 cups drinking water
  • 1/2 tsp salt

for pasta

  • 2 fist spaghetti ( pasta for two people)

the taste factors

  • 1/4 cup olive oil ( the flavor of the olive oil matters
  • 4-5 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1 tbsp parsley
  • 3-5 tbsp Parmesan cheese ( grated)


  • Shred the red cabbage and set aside
  • Bring the water to a boil and add the shredded the cabbage
  • Bring this to a rolling boil and the colour from the purple cabbage will leach into the pasta and make it quite deep purple- blue
  • remove the cabbage bits and add salt to the liquid.
  • As it boils add the spaghetti and cook till aldente
  • Heat a pan and add the olive oil
  • Add the crushed garlic and quickly toss in the cooked pasta in the oil.
  • Toss in the parmesan and the parsley and serve with lemon wedges.
  • Before you eat, squeeze the lemon n the pasta and see them change to a beautiful deep pink colour.
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