Monday, February 2, 2009

Spaghetti With Spinach Walnut Pesto


Whole wheat spaghetti ½ pound

Mixed Vegetables (Carrot, Snap peas, Green Soybeans, Bean sprouts, bamboo shoots)

Bell Peppers (Green and Yellow) together sliced lengthwise 1/2 cup

Olive Oil 1 tblsp

Dried basil 2 tsp

Salt to taste

For Pesto:

Spinach 1 cup

Walnut 3 tblsp toasted

Red chilly flakes

Sundried Tomato ¼ cup

Nutmeg ½ tsp (Optional)

Garlic 4 cloves

Hot pasta Water 1 cup


1) Place large pan add water when it is comes to rolling boil add salt and cook spaghetti as per package direction.

2) Once pasta is cooked drain and save 1 cup of pasta water.

3) In a wide pan add 1 tsp oil, when it is hot add garlic and roast for 2 mins then add spinach and fry for another 5 mins.

4) Add all the pesto ingredients in a blender and grind to smooth paste.

5) Microwave veggies (I used frozen vegetables) on high for 4 mins. If you are using fresh vegetables cook them separately.

6) In the same pan add remaining oil, when it is hot add bell pepper and sauté for 5 mins.

7) Then add the pesto paste, vegetables and cook on medium low heat for 5 mins.

8) Add the cooked pasta, Salt and if required add little pasta water and cook on low heat for 5 mins.

9) Turn off the heat and garnish with dried basil leaves. Serve Hot.

This goes to It's A vegan World: A food Event hosted By Vaishali


Trupti said...

looks delicious

Unknown said...

lovely recipe..will try it..

Poonam said...

Very different and delicious...shall try it!!

Asha said...

I love Walnut pesto, I make it too. Good one, Pavithra! :)

Deepthi Shankar said...

loved the pesto .. spaghetti looks delicious

Unknown said...

umm, spinach and walnut sounds like a delicious combination. thanks for the recipe :)

Nithya Praveen said...

Looks wonderful...i made something too...check out my blog on spagetti:)

Uma said...

mmm. spaghetti looks so mouth-watering Pavithra! Tempting bowl :)

Andhra Flavors said...

bowl full of spaghetti looks inviting.

Unknown said...

wow super iam going to try this hummm but i don't like spaghetti yeh will try with shell pasta thanks for the pesto recipe

Purva Desai said...

Spaghetti with spinach and walnut pesto sounds yummy and pic looks inviting too

Vibaas said...

What a different recipe. Looks yummy.

Suparna said...

cool recipe accompanied by cool pics..

Unknown said...

Pavithra, what a lovely, creative recipe. I could just eat up that whole bowl in a minute! Thanks for sending this delicious entry to It's A Vegan World: Italian.

Navita (Gupta) Hakim said...

vegan n yet this recipe..its for keeps.

Varsha Vipins said...

Thats a lovely Spaghetti Pavithra.Loved that bowl too.:)

Radha Ramaswamy said...

looks delicious.
Let me try.

Raaga said...

I have got to try this :-)

Archy said...

Looks so nice.. never tried spaghetti.. Yummy entry !!

Pavithra Kodical said...

Thank you all for dropping by..Spaghetti with spinach pesto is a perfect combo..Do try..

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