Monday, November 24, 2008


Craving for pasta? You have come to the right place. This is one of my favaourite recipes . My son is a big fan of pasta and i make these often for him. The recipe calls for pesto sauce if you don't have it handy you can substitute it with tomato puree. May have to incrase the quantity a little bit.

Pesto Pasta


Bow Tie Pasta -cooked 5 cups


capsicum -1
onion -1
carrot -2 medium
olives -6-8 cut in to small pieces
frozen corn -1/4 cup
garlic -2 cloves
salt and pepper to taste
Pesto sauce -1/4cup
olive oil -2 tbsp
permesan cheese to garnish[optional]

fresh ground pepper or red pepper flakes [if u want to make it spicy]


Cook the pasta in boiling water add a little bit of salt so the pasta won't stick together.Strain the water and set aside.[don't through the cooked pasta water]

In a big pan add the olive oil and add the chopped garlic,onion and saute for 2 miniutes,now add all the vegetables and half cook it. Add some of the pasta water [1/4 cup or so]so the vegetables won't burn.

Mix the cooked pasta with the vegetables and add salt and pepper and pesto sauce.cook for 1 miniute. Remove from flame and add the cheese.


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