Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Spinach Pesto Pasta

This pasta I had eaten first at my friend Shreya's house. Since then I have been waiting to make this myself. This Italian recipe is quick, healthy and very flavorful.

Here is what we need -

  • 1 tbs Extra Virgin olive oil
  • Farfalle or bow-tie pasta
  • 2 garlic pods
  • 2 tbs Pine nuts ( Bought from Kroger)
  • 1/2 sp Basil Paste (store bought)
  • 2 cups spinach
  • 2 green chilies
  • salt per taste
  • 1/4 of the tin Whipping cream

Lets get cooking

Boil 4 cups water in the pan. Add salt. Once water starts boiling add approx 2 cups pasta. This should take 10 to 15 minutes to get tender.

meanwhile blanch spinach leaves. In a grinder, make a paste of garlic, spinach, basil, pine nuts, green chilies using cream. Add some water if needed.

Once pasta is cooked drain the excess water.

In a non stick pan, add olive oil and add the spinach pesto paste. Add boiled pasta. Adjust salt.

Enjoy.. This is absolute delicacy!!

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