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.
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
Torn fresh basil leaves – little
Red Pesto With Broccoli Pasta served with Fresh Cut Sandwich.
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.
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.
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
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.
1) Do not over cook the pasta, the taste will change.
2) Can use any pasta of your choice.