Oct 31, 2008

Basil Spinach Pesto

I just love pasta in any form. I can have it any number of times and any time of the day. I love to have it with any sauce and combination of veggies. I usually fix a pasta lunch for myself when I am bored to make an elaborate meal. I made this pesto from Mahanandi when I had two bunches of basil and spinach. It can be had with any kind of pasta. I used Rivocca.

Ingredients

For the pesto

Basil - 2 cups packed
Spinach - 2 cups packed
Fresh garlic - 4 cloves
Olive oil - 1/2 cup
Cashew nuts - 1/2 cup
Parmesan cheese - 1/4 cup (optional)

Directions

Wash and dry the basil and spinach leaves.

In a blender combine the basil, spinach, garlic, cheese and cashew nuts. Drizzle the olive oil in middle till you get the desired consistency. Blend in a food processor, till the nuts get ground well and the mixture gets thoroughly combined. If you need a thicker consistency, reduce the amount of oil.

Top the pesto on any cooked pasta and enjoy!


Sending this to T&T:Mahanandi hosted by Zlamushka

and also to Presto Pasta Nights hosted at Cooking Diva this week.

30 comments:

  1. Nandu's fav Divya..Love the combi of basil and spinach..

    ReplyDelete
  2. Vow divya.this is sth diffrent to go with regular pasta rather than the italian sause....

    ReplyDelete
  3. Yay! I made basil pesto 2 days back for a pizza, but why didn't I think of adding spinach! Makes it even better.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Basil and spinach sounds new combo! Great choice!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Spinach in a pesto is smart healthy idea:)

    ReplyDelete
  6. that's a unique combination of adding basil and spinach.. looks yummy. i have also made pesto pasta.. check this out..

    http://spicesetc.blogspot.com/2007/09/penne-pasta-with-pesto-and-sun-dried.html

    ReplyDelete
  7. Divya this is very nice. I love the use of Spinach and cashews.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Pesto one of my fav...love the combo basil n spinach..Looks delicious Divya...

    ReplyDelete
  9. i love basil pesto more than any other flavor in my pasta dish :)

    ReplyDelete
  10. Lovely use of spinach and neat idea to use cashews! Looks delicious, Divya! :)

    ReplyDelete
  11. Me too love pasta,I love more the pesto sauce, Spinach is nice combo, haven't tried. Thanks for sharing.

    ReplyDelete
  12. Gud one..loks nice...never tried pasta with spinach..thanks for the recipe

    ReplyDelete
  13. we had spinach pasta last night :-) incidentally... this looks nice :-)

    ReplyDelete
  14. hey girl!

    yay for being 5' 7"! i am really excited to find your blog. thanks for commenting so that i could find you!

    ReplyDelete
  15. i am just like yu, i love pasta in any form .. basil spinach pesto looks great ...

    ReplyDelete
  16. i love pasta in any form .. basil spinach pesto looks fabulous....

    ReplyDelete
  17. Basil spinach combo looks great Divya! It gave a nice color and flavor to the pasta! I can finish two of those yummy bowls.

    ReplyDelete
  18. I've never heard of pesto with cashewnuts before. Nice twist!

    ReplyDelete
  19. This is my absolute favorite... so simple & tasty.

    ReplyDelete
  20. Easy pesto and adding spinach makes it even better,looks yummy.

    ReplyDelete
  21. nice recipe..am going to try this one soon

    ReplyDelete
  22. Home made Pestos, delicious. Never made it at home. Will like to try it.Thank you Divya.

    ReplyDelete
  23. I have an award for you my friend.....

    ReplyDelete
  24. Sounds great to me...love pesto & this variant is totally delicious!

    ReplyDelete
  25. Pesto looks perfect. Turned out perfect for u. Love the combination of spinach and basil a lot. YUM!

    ReplyDelete
  26. Basil and spinach in pesto is a great combination.

    ReplyDelete
  27. I like ur pesto version...spinach and basil, makes a nice combo!

    ReplyDelete

Hi..
Thanks for dropping by my blog and rendering your valuable comments..Hope you had a nice time reading my recipes..Thanks for your encouragement..

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...