perfect pesto pasta

It’s been over 2 months… eep! :) I’ve been loitering around your blogs, enjoying the recipes you’ve posted, and protesting with time to slow down so I get the chance to cook up some of my own. Today, I’m going to share with you a recipe I love; it’s quick to make, healthy to munch on, and I think some chicken added to the dish will up the nutritional value. As with sauces made from scratch, they’re all about “to taste”, so feel free to modify the pesto sauce to make it nuttier, greenier, or cheesier ;)

Serves: 2


250 g penne pasta

3 cups fairly packed greens (rocket, basil, as you like)

1/4 cup whole walnuts

1/4 cup olive oil

2 – 3 cloves of garlic

parmesan cheese to taste

dash of salt, pepper, smoked paprika, and oregano



Cook pasta in large saucepan of salted boiling water according to packet directions, until al dente.

Drain and set aside.

Place pesto ingredients in a mini food processor and blend until smooth.

Toss through the penne pasta.

Serve with sundried tomatoes, chicken and/or olives.

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9 thoughts on “perfect pesto pasta

  1. Glad to see you back! What a great late summer recipe to come back with! Love a gorgeous pesto with pasta! Liked your suggestion of adding the sundried tomatoes.

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