Spinach Walnut Pesto


Spinach walnut pesto Ingredients:-

Spinach- 2 cups chopped (blanched)
Walnuts- 1/2 cup
Garlic- 2 cloves
Parmesan Cheese grated - 1/2 cup
Ground nutmeg -1/4 tsp
Olive Oil - 1/4 cup
Pepper to taste
Salt to taste

Method:-

      Toast the walnuts lightly in a small pan. Combine all the ingredients in your blender. Blend this to a smooth and loose and creamy consistency. It yields around 2 cups.Serve with hot pasta, or cheesy sandwiches etc...
      This pesto freezes very well. Freeze in ice cube trays. Once frozen, transfer the cubes to a  freezer bag. Then you can just remove and defrost when ever you needed.

 Vegetable Pasta with Spinach Walnut Pesto

For the pasta Ingredients:-

Any variety of pasta- 1 cup (I used Shell Pasta)
Capsicum -1 chopped
Carrot - 1/2 chopped
Crushed black pepper- 1tsp
Spinach walnut pesto sauce- 1 cup
Parmesan cheese - 1/4 cup
Salt to taste
Olive Oil- 1tsp

Method :-

  Cook the pasta according to the package directions.Drain the water. Wash with cold water to prevent it from sticking to each other. Heat oil in a pan. Add the chopped capsicum and carrots. Cook till they turn soft. Now add the cooked pasta. Add the pesto sauce and mix till the pasta is well coated with the sauce. Then Add salt and pepper to taste . Combine well and remove from flame after a minute. Garnish with grated Parmesan cheese and serve hot.

Enjoy :)

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