20-minute meal: Pesto Pasta | BODYTEC

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on pinterest

Pesto Pasta 

Serves 2

Ingredients: 

20g fresh basil
50g almonds, blanched
80g Parmesan cheese; half for pesto, half for garnish
4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
½ lemon, juiced
2 garlic cloves, peeled and finely sliced
200g fresh fettuccini 
120g baby spinach
120g cherry tomatoes, sliced
Salt and pepper

Method: 

  1. Place the basil, almonds, half the Parmesan, extra virgin olive oil, lemon juice and basil into a food processor
  2. Blitz until smooth and season to taste
  3. Place a large pot of water onto the stove, add salt and olive oil to the pot. Turn to high heat and get water boiling, then add your fettuccini and cook 10 minutes for aldente, or eleven minutes for well cooked
  4. Drain pasta, and remove almost all the cooking water from the pot leaving a tiny bit of water to coat the bottom
  5. Add pasta and pesto to the pot. Season with salt and pepper, add cherry tomatoes, and spinach, then stir everything together, coating the pasta evenly in the sauce
  6. Plate and grate the remainder of the Parmesan over the top

  

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on pinterest

Latest Posts

PlanB

Fitness Myths

As if maintaining a healthy lifestyle and fitness journey isn’t hard enough, some of us also have to deal with unsolicited advice …

Philips XL Airfryer

Food bloggers everywhere are raving about air fryers being the latest, guilt-free kitchen appliance to enjoy homemade fried foods that taste amazing …

Optimism

You may have always known that the quality of your thoughts can impact your physical and mental health but some of these …

Family recipes

Make the most of family time by preparing hot home-cooked meals that are deeply satisfying and don’t require much preparation time. Whether …