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

  • 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.


Sarah said...

Looks delicious!

Kate @ 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 :)

ninest123 said...

nike air max, kate spade outlet, nike roshe run, louis vuitton, sac longchamp, oakley sunglasses, nike air max, prada handbags, tiffany and co, ugg boots, ralph lauren pas cher, louis vuitton outlet, jordan shoes, polo ralph lauren outlet, gucci outlet, louboutin outlet, burberry, ray ban sunglasses, longchamp outlet, air max, louis vuitton outlet, oakley sunglasses, louis vuitton, michael kors, tory burch outlet, louboutin, louboutin pas cher, longchamp pas cher, prada outlet, air jordan pas cher, ugg boots, replica watches, oakley sunglasses, louboutin shoes, nike outlet, louis vuitton, christian louboutin outlet, polo ralph lauren outlet, cheap oakley sunglasses, ray ban sunglasses, nike free, uggs on sale, longchamp outlet, nike free, replica watches, oakley sunglasses, tiffany jewelry, longchamp, ray ban sunglasses, chanel handbags

ninest123 said...

kate spade handbags, ralph lauren uk, abercrombie and fitch, hollister pas cher, michael kors outlet, nike blazer, hogan, burberry outlet online, nike free run uk, coach purses, burberry, true religion jeans, oakley pas cher, north face, nike air max, ugg boots, north face, michael kors outlet, hermes, michael kors, michael kors outlet, nike roshe, nike air max, michael kors, michael kors, converse pas cher, new balance pas cher, tn pas cher, true religion jeans, lululemon, coach outlet, mulberry, nike air max, true religion jeans, ray ban uk, sac guess, lacoste pas cher, air force, michael kors outlet, michael kors, coach outlet, ray ban pas cher, true religion outlet, ugg boots, vanessa bruno, vans pas cher, replica handbags, timberland, michael kors outlet, hollister

ninest123 said...

insanity workout, ferragamo shoes, babyliss, mcm handbags, chi flat iron, p90x workout, converse, hollister, nike huarache, baseball bats, nike trainers, ray ban, soccer jerseys, nfl jerseys, vans, instyler, asics running shoes, louboutin, north face outlet, mac cosmetics, beats by dre, timberland boots, converse outlet, herve leger, nike air max, wedding dresses, new balance, nike roshe, jimmy choo shoes, iphone cases, vans shoes, ghd, soccer shoes, celine handbags, longchamp, north face outlet, mont blanc, reebok shoes, lancel, hollister, abercrombie and fitch, hollister, lululemon, ralph lauren, nike air max, gucci, valentino shoes, birkin bag, oakley, bottega veneta

ninest123 said...

moncler, canada goose, ugg,ugg australia,ugg italia, louis vuitton, louis vuitton, louis vuitton, louis vuitton, toms shoes, links of london, juicy couture outlet, pandora charms, wedding dresses, pandora charms, canada goose, swarovski crystal, montre pas cher, supra shoes, moncler, bottes ugg, ugg,uggs,uggs canada, sac louis vuitton pas cher, doudoune canada goose, moncler, ugg pas cher, hollister, canada goose outlet, canada goose, canada goose uk, replica watches, moncler outlet, moncler, canada goose, moncler, thomas sabo, ugg boots uk, swarovski, marc jacobs, karen millen, moncler, juicy couture outlet, pandora jewelry, moncler, pandora jewelry, coach outlet, canada goose outlet


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...