Tuesday, 6 January 2015

Fusili in Cilantro Cashew Pesto !


Hello All,
A very happy new year to everyone. I know im very late and didnt post anything for a couple of weeks. Hope to post more interesting and tasty recipes this year.




INGREDIENTS

75 gms whole wheat Fusili (or any pasta of your choice)
lot of water to boil pasta
1 tbsp salt

2 handful fresh Cilantro
1 tbsp Pine nuts
12 whole Cashew nuts
3 Garlic Cloves
1/2 Lemon
2 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive oil
a pinch of salt


1 tsp crushed pepper
2 tbsp grated Parmesan (or Pecorino Romano)


STEPS


  • Heat a pan and dry roast the garlic followed by pine nuts and cashew nuts.



  • Boil the pasta  in salted water as per package instructions until al dente.


  • Grind the pine nuts, cashews along with the cilantro and garlic. Then add the oil, cheese, salt and pepper and make into a smooth paste. 
  • Squeeze in the lemon juice and give a run.



  • The pesto is ready and it can be used to toss the pasta, use as a dip or spread for breads or sandwiches.
  • Now add the pesto as much as you want to the boiled pasta and mix well. you can slightly warm the pesto in a pan with some butter too and then toss the pasta in it.



Sprinkle some grated parmesan while serving. ! 






Enjoy !

With Love,

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