Creamy Pesto Pasta ( Tiffin Treats)


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Creamy Pesto Pasta ( Tiffin Treats)

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Pesto, a sauce made of nuts and herbs is made richer here by the addition of spinach, which gives it a vibrant colour, unique flavour and creamier texture too. Along with olive oil and cheese, it makes a great home for perfectly cooked fusilli. Kids are sure to enjoy this Creamy Pesto Pasta for lunch, as it stays good in the tiffin box for at least 4 hours. However, you must take care not to cook after adding the pesto. It is important to pack it in a slightly moist consistency, so that it does not dry up too much and turn lumpy when it cools down. Cheese and Vegetable Sticks will make a good combo with the pasta, so do pack some in another tiffin.

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Creamy Pesto Pasta ( Tiffin Treats) recipe - How to make Creamy Pesto Pasta ( Tiffin Treats)

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 2 servings
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Ingredients

For The Pesto
1/2 cup chopped basil
1 cup chopped spinach (palak)
1/2 cup whole walnuts (akhrot)
1 tbsp roughly chopped garlic (lehsun)
1/4 cup cheese cubes
1/2 cup milk
1/2 tsp roughly chopped green chillies
salt to taste

Other Ingredients
2 cups cooked fusilli
2 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp grated processed cheese for sprinkling
Method
For the pesto

    For the pesto
  1. Boil enough water in a deep non-stick pan, add the basil and spinach, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 minutes.
  2. Drain and refresh it with cold water and allow it to cool.
  3. Once cooled, combine all the ingredients in a mixer and blend to a smooth paste. Keep aside.

How to proceed

    How to proceed
  1. Heat the olive oil in a broad non-stick pan, add the fusilli and sauté on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes.
  2. Add the prepared pesto, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally.

How to pack

    How to pack
  1. Allow it to cool completely, and pack it with the cheese sprinkled on top in an air-tight tiffin box.


RECIPE SOURCE : Tiffin Treats for KidsBuy this cookbook

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Reviews

Creamy Pesto Pasta ( Tiffin Treats)
5
 on 09 Nov 18 03:56 PM


Creamy Pesto Pasta ( Tiffin Treats)
5
 on 22 Sep 17 04:12 PM


What is fusili? Please tell
Creamy Pesto Pasta ( Tiffin Treats)
5
 on 09 Jul 16 10:19 AM


One of the best pastas I''ve ever had.
Creamy Pesto Pasta ( Tiffin Treats)
5
 on 31 Aug 15 02:10 PM


Creamy pesto pasta.. this one is the most favourite snack which my nephew loves to take it to school..the creamy texture of the pasta with pesto sauce, tastes very rich.. and the cheese added completes the the pasta.. This stays good for 4 to 5 hours.. in the tiffin box. This is a must try the recipe.