Thursday, January 20, 2011

Basil Walnut Pesto Pasta with Peppers and Olives

When you make a fresh batch of pesto, its always best to use it as soon as possible. I made a quick sauce out of mine to go with my whole wheat fusili pasta. I'm a bit iffy about boiled flour-based dishes (noodles, pasta etc), and almost never have them. But since I got a pack of pasta at a discount, why not?!

Basil Walnut Pesto Pasta with Peppers and Olives

Ingredients:
  • 1 cup fusili pasta (or any other of your choice)
  • 3 tablespoons of basil and walnut pesto
  • 1 green pepper
  • Handful of black olives
  • 1/2 cup water
  • Teaspoon of olive oil
  • Salt, to taste
To make:
  • Heat a pot of water along with the salt.
  • When the water comes to a boil, add the pasta.
  • Cook for 7 minutes, or as per instructions on the pack.
  • Drain the pasta, retaining about 1/2 cup of water to make your sauce.
  • In a pan, add the pesto and 1/2 cup pasta water, to make a sauce.
  • Add the pasta back in the sauce, along with the peppers and olives.
  • Cook for an additional minute and turn off the gas.
  • Drizzle the olive oil on top when you serve.

7 comments:

Sarah said...

Looks delicious!

~Sarah@thejoyofcleaneating.com

Kate @ Diethood.com said...

I don't do much pasta either, but that pesto sounds really good with it! It looks yummy good!

Nadia said...

This pasta looks really delicious and I happen to have the exact same kind at home...

Thanks for the dinner idea :)

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