Thursday 26 March 2020

RECIPE: Super Quick Pesto Pasta Dish

Well as most of us have a store cupboard full of pasta, I thought it might be a good idea to post a pasta recipe (or two or three!).

This is a dish I make quite regular at home when I've come home late, want some kind of beige food and don't have a lot of time to cook. It's pretty much all store cupboard and if I don't have any veggies in at all, I just use frozen peas and it still tastes great.

  • 1 cup pasta (per person)
  • 1-2 tbsp garlic oil
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • pinch of sugar
  • handful of fresh basil
  • salt & pepper
  • balsamic glaze and parmesan cheese to garnish
  • Selection of vegetables - here I have used chestnut mushrooms and courgettes
  • Start off by boiling your pasta according to packet instructions
  • Chop up your veggies and fry them in a little garlic oil
  • Whilst the veggies and pasta are cooking, get making the dressing. In a pestle & mortar (or mini food processor) add 2 tbsps of garlic oil, a squeeze of lemon juice, a pinch of sugar, salt & pepper and a large handful of fresh basil. Blitz until all the ingredients are blended
  • Drain the pasta when it's cooked and then add your cooked veggies, basil dressing and a good grating of parmesan cheese to the pasta pan.
  • Stir together to combine and then serve with an extra grating of cheese, a drizzle of balsamic glaze and a sprinkle of fresh basil.
This is just super quick, comfort food for when you're needing a quick fix of pasta.

I hope you enjoy,

Stay safe guys,

Em x

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