This one is really handy and easy for me as I can prepare everything, way before I start cooking. I fix this once a week for my husband’s take away lunch for work. The best part is, it doesn’t lose it’s taste a bit when it gets cold.
1 cup cooked Farfalle pasta
1 cup chopped vegetable ( zucchini ,red bell pepper ,red onion)
My ingredients provided above is for one serving. Take 3 liters of water and salt(this is for 250 grams) in a pot. Pasta water should taste like sea water. Cook for 12 to 15 minutes or follow the packet instructions. Drain your pasta into a colander. Save some water for the sauce, you might need this later. While the pasta is getting cooked , Heat up the oil in pan.
Cut the vegetables to the size of around 1.5 inches, This is to make the size comparable to the pasta. You can choose alternative vegetables which you like most. It’s my preference to have the zucchini and i feel it really goes well with the pesto sauce. Add all the chopped vegetables and saute for 2 minutes on high flames.
Add the pesto and cheese in the vegetables. Save some cheese for sprinkling on the pasta later. You might need some pasta water at this stage, You can use the ones that i have instructed to save in the earlier step. Mix the sauce and the vegetables well. You can put the pasta now, Make sure you toast them.
You can sprinkle the cheese which you had saved. Your pasta is ready to serve now.
My daughter is a very picky eater, She doesn’t eat any kind of nuts. So, I am all going to do the trick and make sure she eats nuts, especially walnuts. Besides that, I have I have plenty of basils in my garden, So it really makes sense for me to go for the Basil pesto for her, Also I can use this pesto in different kinds of pasta recipes that I prepare very frequently.(I will share recipe for different kinds of pasta in my other post)
Alright, so let’s start by grinding the walnuts in a mixture. Make it just fine.
Put all the ingredients listed (except the cheese ) into the mixture along with the ground walnuts into the mixture.
Mix them till they become a smooth paste.
If you are going to use this pesto right away, then you can mix the cheese while grinding. Since this recipe is 6-8 servings and we have only 3
Since this recipe is 6-8 servings and we have only 3 people in our house, I prefer to put in the refrigerator without adding any cheese.
This can last for 2 weeks in a tight container. I hope you find this very simple and fast.