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Pesto Pasta

   

Pesto Pasta Recipe

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“Fast food”, not necessarily means instant noodles or junk food. I call pesto pasta my gourmet “instant noodles”. Recently, I am hooked on making pesto. Pesto is a versatile sauce with many uses. I like to use it to make a very quick, almost instant pesto pasta meal. On the weekends, I will usually make a small quantity of pesto (just enough to last me for a few days) and keep the pesto sealed and chilled in the fridge. Whenever I’m hungry and fancy a quick meal, I will cook some angel hair (a quick cooking pasta which cooks in 2 minutes) and toss the pesto with the noodles. It takes me less than 5 minutes to whip up this plate with my ready stash of pesto in the fridge, almost the same time I take to cook instant noodles. How’s that for fast food? This is healthy and quite gourmet for a change from the usual fast food, and not bad for 5 minutes work. If you prefer it more fancy, you can also grill some seafood on the side and it will become seafood pesto pasta; the possibilities are limitless.

                                           

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37 Responses to “Pesto Pasta”

  1. Xiaolu @ 6 Bittersweets — October 19, 2010 @ 7:10 am

    I happen to have some leftover pesto. Though it’s darkened with time, so not such a pretty green as yours 8). Thanks for this fast fresh recipe.

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  2. Jun Indochine Kitchen — October 19, 2010 @ 4:22 pm

    Beautiful plate of pasta. It is really just the same as instant noodle with artificial stock powder. Love how the pesto sticks to the pasta when you took the shot.

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  3. Jess @ Bakericious — October 19, 2010 @ 5:48 pm

    Wiffy, this is indeed an “instant” noodle, quick healthy delicious one meal dish.

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  4. Janet @Gourmet Traveller 88 — October 19, 2010 @ 8:50 pm

    agree, I do that too exactly like yours, a perfect meatless meal. Pine nuts make the dish more special.

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  5. petite nyonya — October 19, 2010 @ 10:05 pm

    i love pesto pasta! this is such a delightful meal!

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  6. lisaiscooking — October 19, 2010 @ 11:36 pm

    I love pesto with pasta! Sounds great with seafood too.

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    • wiffy replied: — October 22nd, 2010 @ 1:41 pm

      Oh yes, will be perfect with grilled prawns and scallops, yum!

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  7. mycookinghut — October 20, 2010 @ 2:35 am

    This is my kind of food too!! Love pesto!

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  8. tom — October 20, 2010 @ 4:45 am

    I need to seriously become a food photographer, gotta be a good job

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    • wiffy replied: — October 22nd, 2010 @ 1:41 pm

      It’s not a job for me, just a hobby ;)

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  9. Christine@Christine's Recipes — October 20, 2010 @ 2:32 pm

    Love this kind of quick and healthy dish. Your photos are very attractive!

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  10. Juliana — October 21, 2010 @ 1:53 am

    Yummie, this pasta dish looks delicious and the nicest thing is that was prepared so easily…terrific for a quick meal :-)

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