Red Pesto with Broccoli Pasta

Red Pesto With Broccoli Pasta 

I felt this pasta recipe was so very comforting. Simple flavours . Mix this Broccoli Pasta with Red Pesto and ENJOY or mix the Red Pesto little by little with the pasta as you eat. Yummy to the core. 

I have served this dish with Fresh Cut Sandwiches. Serve this pasta with a bowl of hot Soup. Delicious.

Broccoli Pasta

Ingredients

Penne pasta ( cooked ) – 2 cups

Steamed Broccoli – 1 cup

Chopped ( steamed ) beans – 1/4 cup

Peeled, cubed, boiled potatoes – 3/4 cup

Cubed onion – 1/2 cup

Finely chopped garlic – 1 tablespoon

Salt to taste

Coarsely crushed black pepper powder – 3/4 teaspoon

Olive oil – 4 tablespoons

To Garnish

Torn fresh basil leaves – little

Red Pesto With Broccoli Pasta served with Fresh Cut Sandwich. 

Method

Heat a pan. Add the olive oil. First sauté the chopped garlic on sim flame for 3 minutes. Next add the cubed onions. Sauté on sim flame for 5 minutes. Add the salt to taste. Add the steamed broccoli, beans,  and the potatoes. Add the cooked Penne pasta. Sauté gently. Add the coarsely ground black pepper powder. Mix gently. Garnish. Serve hot with Red Pesto.

Red Pesto

One of my very favourite Pesto recipe. I suddenly tried it and came out very well. I have used cashew nut to make this Pesto. A nice drizzle of olive oil over the Pesto further enhances the taste. Do try this Pesto. This Pesto is very simple and you can make it just like that. This Pesto goes well with Toasted Bread, a nice Dip for crackers, a class spread for the  Sandwiches. 

Method

Chopped Cashewnuts – 2 tablespoons

Chopped red bell pepper – 1 big cup

Chopped ripe tomatoes – 1/2 cup

Chopped onion – 1

Chopped garlic – 3 flakes

Dry red chillies – 2 ( I have used Kashmiri red chillies ) ( torn )

Salt to taste

Olive oil – 3 tablespoons

Method

Heat a pan. Add the olive oil. Add the chopped garlic, chopped onions. Sauté on sim flame for 5 minutes. Add the chopped tomatoes and the chopped red bell pepper. Sauté on sim flame for 5 minutes. Add the torn red chillies, salt to taste and the chopped cashewnuts. Sauté on sim flame for 3 minutes. Switch off the stove. Transfer the contents to a plate. Cool. Blend it to a nice paste. Pour olive oil on top of the Pesto. Serve.

Chef’s Tips

1) Do not over cook the pasta, the taste will change.

2) Can use any pasta of your choice.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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