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Basil walnut pesto pasta | pasta recipes

As mentioned in my previous post of Basil Walnut pesto i am posting today the recipe of the basil walnut pesto pasta, that is pasta made with pesto. Before going to the post i want to share with you all that Jeyashri’s Kitchen has been featured in India today (tamil weekly magazine) . I thank you all from the bottom of my heart for  all your support  and your continuous encouragement.

INGREDIENTS

PASTA (I used penne) 1 cup
OLIVE OIL 1 TSP
TOMATO OR CHEERY TOMATOES 1/2 OR 2
BASIL LEAVES 2-3
WALNUTS 1-2 TO GARNISH
BASIL WALNUT PESTO 1/4 CUP
CHEESE 1 TBLSP (TO GARNISH)

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METHOD:

  • Cook the pasta as per the instructions.
  • In a pan, add olive oil and the basil leaves. Half the cherry tomatoes or if using normal tomatoes, cut them lengthwise.
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  • Saute for a  minute. Let the tomatoes be crunchy.
  • Add in the pesto and saute for few seconds.
  • Add the cooked pasta and mix evenly. Let the pesto be evenly coated with the pasta.
  • Garnish with walnut bits.
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  • Just before serving add the cheese and always serve hot.

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NOTE:

  1. always saute the tomatoes and pesto in a low flame.
  2. I used penne pasta. You can use Fuseli , spaghetti or any other pasta of your choice.

17 COMMENTS

  1. This was a hit. I cut the recipe in half and used all olive oil since that's what I had. But I only used 1 Tbsp of oil to cut down the fat and made up for it by using about 1/4 cup of the pasta water. I also left out the salt and let people salt it at the table. It made 4 servings. Will definitely make this again.

    Marlene Detierro (TeakaToys

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