Friday, December 27, 2013


Pesto sauce is made with basil leaves and walnuts or pine nuts, either one can be used. I made with walnuts as they are my hubby's favourite among the dry fruits. He makes it so well too. Any kind of pasta can be used in this preparation.

Penne Pasta ... 1 cup
Basil leaves .... 1 cup
Garlic .......... 2-3 cloves (optional )
Vinegar ...... 1 tbsp (optional)
Walnuts .........  4
Cheese ......... 1 tbsp (grated)
Cream ........ 1 tbsp
Olive oil .....5-6  tbsps
White / black pepper ... to taste
Salt ......... to taste

1. In a pan pour 5-6 cups of water. Add salt and a tbsp of oil.
2. Boil the pasta until almost done but not mushy. Drain and run under cold water. Pour a little oil to keep them seperate.
3. Grind the basil adding walnuts, vinegar, garlic, cheese and add the oil little by little while grinding.
4. In a pan add a little oil and pour the pesto sauce. Stir it for half a minute and tip in the boiled pasta.
5. Mix a spoon of cream and temper with salt and black pepper. If you want a thinner consistency you can add a little milk.
Garnish and serve immediately.

Note: You can substitute the cream with milk if you want it lighter and skip the cheese in the pesto sauce.
Just use a little for garnishing if you like.


  1. I never made pasta in my life but his combo is quiet interesting

  2. I have recently became a fan of pesto pastas.. This pesto looks delicious and flavorful..

    1. Thanks .. I love the colour and look of it

  3. our family faourite dish..looks so nice

  4. pesto gives it such a nice color..

  5. Looks good. This is my go to pesto when I don't have pine nuts at home!

  6. The pesto looks lovely , I love all types of pasta.

  7. Love pesto pastas, this looks yummy..


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