Sunday 12 August 2007

Pasta with pesto sauce

Pesto from a ready made pot is very handy . But if you make it yourself, you will never buy it from a shop. This is a big hit with my husband and daughter..................when my daughter is eating the dish i hear lots of mmmm.....delicious......

Pine seeds, Basil etc...


50 gm fresh Basil leaves
2 to 4 garlic cloves
4 tbsp pine seeds roasted
150 ml olive oil
Salt and peper to taste
50 gm fresh pecorino or parmesan cheese grated
400 gm pasta
Extra cheese for sprikling over the dish
Add the first 4 ingridients into your mixer anf grind them into a paste. Then add the olive oil gradually. Remove the paste to a glass bowl and the cheese and mix well.
Cook the pasta according to the pack. Drain them and put the pasta back into the same pan and then add the pesto to the pasta and mix well.
Serve them directly.
I usually roast extra 1 tbsp of pine seeds and chop them roughly and sprinkle over the pasta.
I added this post for presto past night Once Upon A Feast


Sharmi said...

is there any specific kind of basil? pesto sauce looks nice want to try it out.

Finla said...

Hi Sharmi
I am glad you like the look of the dish. It also taste great.
I use Italian Basil leaves.

Suganya said...

Have you tried adding a coupla spoons of silken tofu? It gives the pesto such a creamy texture.

Finla said...

Hi Suganya
Thankx for the tip, i will try it next time when i make the dish

Raaga said...

Nice recipe :-)

And you're not in India, are you? Making blueberry muffins and the like.

Finla said...

Hi raaga
Thankx for the comment.
I am from India but now living in Belgium.

Latha Narasimhan said...

The basil leaves look like curry leaves in your pictures. Even thulasi is reffered as holy basil by christians.

What do you call in any Indian language? Your recipe looks nice.

Finla said...

Hi Latha
I used italian Basil. I don't think you can use curry leaves or thulusi which we have in India.