May 13, 2008

Recipe - Pesto Pasta


Pesto pasta is one of the easiest to make. My little one, Saachi is a pasta fan. We all tease her, that she should have born in an Italian family. She can survive on any kind of pasta and vegetables in the side as her staple food.

As everyone knows, pesto sauce is made with fresh basil leaves. Basil has good medicinal qualities which helps in anti-aging, anti-cancer, anti-viral and anti-microbial properties. It is also helps as a supplement to treat stress, asthma and diabetes. Source: Wikipedia

Pasta is from Italian origin. There are different kinds and shapes of pasta which are made out using dough with many other ingredients, shaped in spaghetti, macaroni, penni pasta and so on. Pasta is eaten with different kinds of sauces in the side. Pasta is rich in carbohydrates.


  • Pasta (any kind) - 1 cup
  • Water - 3 cups
  • Salt - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Olive oil - 1 teaspoon
  • Pesto sauce - 3 teaspoons (according to taste)


Boil water in a pot with salt and oil. Add pasta to the boiling water. Let it cook for 10 -15 minutes till it is done. Drain the pasta in a colander.

In a microwave bowl mix pasta and pesto sauce well. Microwave it for one minute, serve it hot. Goes well with vegetables in the side or bread and soup.

Preparation time: 15 minutes
# Servings: 2 - 4


TS said...

pesto is a classic! looks great.

Preeti said...

Just like saachi pasta with pesto sauce is my favourite.The pics look yummy.

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