Penne Pasta Recipe in Spinach Basil Pesto Sauce
The Penne Pasta in Spinach Basil Pesto Sauce Recipe is a delicious pasta recipe which is tossed in a freshly chopped spinach leaves and basil leaves pesto. It's a light pasta that will lighten your sense with a glass of wine and garlic bread by the side.
The Penne Pasta Recipe in Spinach Basil Pesto Sauce is a delicious recipe that has a summery sauce made with fresh basil and freshly pureed spinach.
The richness of spinach, the flavour of basil and some Parmesan Cheese, gets so well absorbed into the Penne that makes it truly delicious and healthy.
Serve Penne Pasta in Spinach Basil Sauce Recipe along with Avocado, Grapefruit and Walnut Salad Recipe, and a dessert like Eggless Coffee Souffle Recipe With Chocolate Sauce.
Did you know: Spinach is one the many green leafy vegetables that have been recommended by nutritionist over the years to avoid the risk of developing diabetes.
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- 350 grams Penne pasta , uncooked
- 3 cloves Garlic , finely chopped
- 50 grams Spinach Leaves (Palak) , freshly chopped
- 25 grams Basil leaves , freshly chopped
- 1/2 cup Walnuts
- 2 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 1 teaspoon Red Chilli flakes , (adjust)
- 50 grams Parmesan cheese , grated, to sprinkle
- Salt , to taste
How to make Penne Pasta Recipe in Spinach Basil Pesto Sauce
To begin making Penne Pasta Recipe in Spinach Basil Pesto Sauce, start with boiling the pasta, Heat a pot of water to boil, add a teaspoon of salt and once it starts to boil, drop in the uncooked pasta.
Cook until the pasta is al dente (just cooked) , this will take about easy 10-12 minutes of your time.
Drain the boiled pasta in a colander and rinse with cold water. Drizzle some olive oil on top and set aside until required.
In to a blender, add the spinach, basil, walnuts, garlic, salt and olive oil. Blend all of the ingredients together to get a smooth pesto.
Into a wok, add 1 tablespoon of oil, add the spinach basil pesto sauce, the cooked pasta and sauté on high heat until all the pasta it coated with the sauce, for about 4 to 5 minutes.
Serve the Penne Pasta in Spinach Basil Sauce topped with chili flakes and Parmesan Cheese immediately for dinner or even a Sunday brunch.
You can serve Penne Pasta in Spinach Basil Sauce Recipe with Avocado, Grapefruit and Walnut Salad Recipe, and a dessert like Eggless Coffee Souffle Recipe With Chocolate Sauce for brunch.