Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Home-made pesto pasta : Wk19/3

Serves 4 : Very easy : Quick

250gm whole wheat spaghetti
Large bunch spinach. coarsely chopped

2 Tblsp toasted pine nuts
1 Tblsp Olive oil
1-2 garlic cloves, chopped
1 Tblsp water
1 (±30gm) pack rocket , roughly chopped

Freshly grated parmesan


First, make the pesto:
Using a liquidizer or hand-held blitzer, grind the rocket, oil, garlic and water to a rough paste.
Add the pine nuts and blend to finish off the pesto.

Cook the pasta in lightly salted boiling water until it is al dente.
Drain, reserving 2-3 tablespoons of the cooking liquid.
Return the pasta to the saucepan with the reserved liquid.
Add the spinach, a handful at a time, and allow it to wilt.
Now add the pesto and give everything a good stir to combine.

Serve the pasta with grated parmesan and a crispy fresh salad.

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