Pasta rather Italian is one of besties’ favorite cuisine. With so many variety of flavors available, it is amazing how every dish is so unique and delicious. While we are no experts, we love to try out new recipes every now and then. From one such very successful attempt, presenting our version of vegetarian pesto pasta. Needless to say, try it out, you will love it!
Our take on authentic Italian pesto pasta recipe.
Put all the ingredients under For Pesto Sauce section in a grinder and grind to a smooth paste. Do not add water. The pesto sauce is ready and can be used for pasta and sandwiches. Store it in a container and keep refrigerated.
Boil enough water in a deep pan and add a pinch of salt and 1 tsp of oil. Once it comes to boil add pasta and cook till soft. Drain and reserve some of the water.
Cut the cherry tomatoes in halves and keep aside.
Heat a pan, add olive oil. Once heated add chopped tomatoes and cook for a minute.
Now add 2-3 tbsp of prepared pesto sauce depending how much strong flavor you prefer and give it a mix.
Add cooked pasta, 2-3 tbsp of reserved pasta water (you can also use vegetable stalk instead of pasta water), salt and pepper. Give everything a good mix.
Add cream and Parmesan cheese. Pesto pasta is ready, serve hot.
- Feel free to add different vegetables of your choice like broccoli, mushrooms, onions, spinach, baby corns etc for added health and flavor.
It is a very simple yet delicious recipe. Please give it a try and if you do, we would love to know how it came out for you!
If you are into Italian food as much as we are, you can try giving our Vegetable Lasagna a try too.
Stay healthy, happy eating!
A | XOXO