Mixed Nuts Pesto Pasta

Mixed Nuts Pesto

Taste, Health, Diet, Allergies….too many to think about before you start cooking, innit? As I mentioned in my earlier posts, I always try and cook something healthy without compromising the taste…well, I try 😉 Mixed Nuts Pesto Pasta is one of those tries 😋

 I felt wholesomeness when I had pasta with homemade pesto for dinner tonight.  I prefer homemade pesto rather than buying at the store of which we don’t have any control over the quality. I have added varieties of nuts (walnuts, cashews, peanuts and pine nuts) to my pesto sauce, this  enhances the flavour at the same time as it gives abundant nutrients. 

Serves – 4 to 5

Ingredients 

  • 30g Fresh basil leaves washed and stemmed 
  • 20g fresh coriander leaves washed and chopped 
  • 30g Mixed nuts ( walnuts, cashews, dry roasted peanuts – discard the skin if you like, lightly roasted pine nuts)
  • 1 large garlic clove
  • Extra Virgin olive oil – 4 to 5 tbsp
  • 1/2 a cup parmesan cheese – freshly grated
  • 1 tsp grounded black pepper
  • Required amount of salt
  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 300g dried Pasta or spaghetti 

Method

  1. Cook pasta in a heavy saucepan with boiling salted water until soft and tender. Drain the excessive water.
  2. Meanwhile, get on with preparing a pesto sauce. In a blender/food processor, tip in all the nuts and garlic cloves and blend it to a coarse paste.
  3. Now add in Basil leaves, coriander leaves and olive oil then pulse it until you get a smooth paste.
  4. Now stir in the parmesan cheese into the pesto paste and the lemon juice as well. Drizzle in some extra olive oil, if you like. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. Serve it with cooked pasta or enjoy this pesto sauce as a spread for sandwich too.
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21 Comments Add yours

  1. Joanne says:

    It’s been forever since I made our own pesto – you may have just inspired me to get pureeing!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. This sounds like a delicious pesto recipe. will have to try
    Thanks for sharing

    Liked by 1 person

    1. divinespice says:

      Thank you ! Hope you will enjoy it !!

      Liked by 1 person

  3. Fun Fun Cook says:

    It looks delicious!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. kanchnala says:

    Never tried pesto but your recipe tempting me to try ! Looks delicious 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. divinespice says:

      Hi Kanch, thanks for your comment but don’t just stop there, please do try it and let me know 😍

      Like

  5. shobhna says:

    Thanks for the recepi. I have used spinach before but never used cilantro. I will have to try it.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Akshay Iyer says:

    Interesting recipe !!
    Short and crisply narrated.
    Keep writing, keep cooking !!😍

    Liked by 1 person

      1. Akshay Iyer says:

        Most welcome !!
        Happy weekend!

        Liked by 1 person

  7. exoticnita54 says:

    Wow 😳 ..
    So appetizing

    Like

  8. jyo says:

    This sounds amazing !!

    Liked by 1 person

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