Monique Bassila Zaarour Healthy Pesto Pasta Recipe

MONIQUE’S PESTO PASTA

PAR MONIQUE BASSILA ZAAROUR
Serves 6 | Prep/Cooking 40 mins | Energy (cal)/ serving 500
INGREDIENTS
  • 1 bunch thyme leaves
  • 1 bunch basil leaves
  • 5 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp. pine nuts, raw
  • 4 tbsp. parmesan cheese, grated
  • 4 tbsp. olive oil
  • ½ cup water

 

Tomato sauce (optional)

  • 400g tomatoes, canned, finely diced
  • 400g tomato sauce
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp white pepper

500g your choice of pasta 

 

PREPARATION
  1. Put all pesto sauce ingredients together (except for oil and water) in a food processor. Blend well until smooth. Gradually add oil and water. Blend until combined. Set aside.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix all tomato sauce ingredients. Bring to a boil.
  3. Cover the pot and simmer over low heat or until thick. Set aside.
  4. Cook pasta and drain. Add the pesto sauce and toss well. Put in a serving plate and cover with tomato sauce (optional).
  5. Divide into 6 equal-sized servings. Serve hot.
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