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Spinach Pesto Pasta

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Ingredients

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3 Cups, Boiled Pasta
4 Tbsp Olive Oil
2, Diced into big pieces Medium sized tomatoes
1.5 Cups, Blanched Spinach
5-6 Cloves Garlic
7-8 Almonds
4-5 Black peppercorns
2 Cheese Cubes
1/2 Cup Milk
To taste Salt

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Spinach Pesto Pasta

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    Classic Pesto is made of Basil leaves. Here goodness of Spinach substitutes Basil and a yummy, equally easy and delightful green pasta is ready in a jiffy.

    • 40 Minutes approx
    • Serves 3
    • Easy

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    Classic Pesto is made of Basil leaves. Here goodness of Spinach substitutes Basil and a yummy, equally easy and delightful green pasta is ready in a jiffy. This recipe has been inspired by Chef Sanjeev Kapoor’s  with a few tweaks.

    Steps

    1
    Done

    Slice 2-3 cloves of garlic. Heat 2 Tbsp olive oil in a pan. Saute the sliced garlic until crisp and set aside. In the same pan, saute the diced tomatoes on medium heat for a few minutes and set aside.

    2
    Done

    Take the blanched spinach, remaining garlic pods, almonds and pepper corns along with olive oil in a grinder and blitz to a semi smooth paste.

    3
    Done

    In the same pan used for the tomatoes, add the pasta along with the ground spinach sauce. Mix well and cook on slow heat for a few minutes.

    4
    Done

    Add the milk and simmer on low heat. The sauce will turn creamy.

    5
    Done

    Add salt at this stage and grate a cheese cube and mix well.

    6
    Done

    Add 3/4 of the cooked tomatoes and give it a stir. Transfer to serving plate. Garnish with leftover pieces of tomatoes, grated cheese and slivers of crisp garlic. Serve hot.

    * The original recipe used roasted peanuts instead of almonds. Even walnuts or pine nuts can be used instead.

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    An Aspiring Writer, Sheetal likes to potter around in the kitchen for fun. She loves trying out new recipes and adds her own touch wherever she can. She enjoys baking, especially cookies and tries to create healthier options as well.

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