Thursday, 23 May 2013

Green and red pesto pasta

Don't we all love some pasta's every now & then? I really really do..I love to mix them up, keep it simple (as the real Italians) and enjoy the lovely comfort food. Pasta's are mostly known as unhealthy and refined grains, which are mostly true..But if you want to make it a bit healthier choose wisely and go for the organic, fresh and different kinds of grain pasta's such as spelt, quinoa even mungbean pasta...I still need to find a place where I can get mine mungbean if you have any idea, please let me know:-)
This is a lovely mixed up red and green pesto pasta with some healthy and lightly cooked asparagus. What do you need for this recipe?

* serves 2
* 15 minutes

- pasta of choice, I used organice spelt tagliatelle
- 2 coffeecups of fresh basil leaves
- 1 coffeecup of sundried tomatoes
- 2 gloves of peeled garlic
- 1/3 coffeecup of roasted pinenuts
- 3 tblsp fresh lemon juice
- a pinch of red pepper
- a pinch of salt
- 6 - 8 green asparagus
- 8 tblsp olive oil

Cook the pasta according to preparation. Put the basil, pinenuts, tomatoes, garlic, lemon juice in the foodprocessor and mix it al well. Add the olive oil and mix until a smooth paste. Add more oil if needed. Then put some salt & red pepper flakes with it and stir or mix. Cook the asparagus for about 8 minutes in some boiled water and serve the red & green pesto with the asparagus and the pasta. Mix it all before serving. Enjoy your colourful pasta!


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