Tagliatelle in Green Pesto Sauce
Pine nuts are high in monounsaturated fats, the same “heart healthy” fats that make nuts and olive oil so beneficial. These fats have not only been shown to reduce blood cholesterol levels but also helps to protect arteries from damage which can lead to heart attack. refer Health Mad
Today’s recipe is something that you can make quickly and easily using a blender to combine pine nuts, fresh sweet basil leaves and olive oil together as pesto sauce.
Here is the recipe
Ingredients (Serves 2-3)
300g Tagliatelle (Italian flat noodle) or Spaghetti
100g grated Parmesan cheese
Freshly ground black pepper
3/4 cup Fresh sweet basil leaves
4 Cloves Garlic – peeled
3 tbsp Pine nuts (lightly toast pine nuts for about 3 mins)
1 tsp Salt
100ml Extra virgin olive oil
- Place Pesto Sauce ingredients in a blender and process till smooth. Remove to a bowl, stir in parmesan cheese, set aside. (if pesto sauce is too thick, add a little more water into it)
- Cook tagliatelle in a large pot of boiling salted water for 15-20 mins.
- Drain the tagliatelle and toss with the pesto sauce, ground black pepper.
- Garnish with some cherry tomatoes and chopped red chillies if you prefer.
Enjoy a great change from red sauce !
I am sending this to Denise@Quickies on the Dinner Table joint Quickies : Morning, Noon and Night Cooking Challenge with Lazaro Cooks for Quickies Noodle Challenge
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Weng ~Thank you for your lovely comment, I'm flattered :))
Juliana ~ Thank you, it's really easy and quick to make pesto at home. Have a try.
Anncoo, your pasta dish looks absolutely gorgeous…so delicate…I love pesto but haven't tried to make…you sure inspired me. Love the pictures as always 😉
Wow! Anncoo, you just amaze me with different kinds of dishes that I have never encountered before. You are really an adventurous cook and not only that, I believe all your family memebers are enjoying 5-star hotel standard kinda food every single day!! So jealous lohhh… 😛
Pretty, very very pretty! I would love the change from a red sauce too… YUM!!
I never try to make own pesto sauce. It looks beautiful!
I love how you make all dishes look so delightful!
Beautiful pictures and a beautiful pasta. So glad to be in touch again! Love to see your logo on my comments page. I have not been good with comments lately. Trying to visit more often.
The pesto sauce sounds so good with this pasta. I love basil leaves in it, it must add a very nice flavor to it. Lovely presentation!
Pesto is one of my favourite sauce, great pasta dish!
and still be more delicious, thanks Anncoo
Thank you ALL for coming here and enjoyed this healthy meal.
Kris ~ You're welcome. You can also freeze the pesto sauce.
Peanutts ~ Thanks!
Dolphing ~ Oh, I must come to your blog and have a look.
Angel ~ Have a try. This is really good.
QOC ~ Thanks for your compliments. Your blog looks great and I love all those chocolates 🙂
Biren ~ Just forget about the red or white cream sauce. Try this, you'll love it.
Rosabela ~ Thank you 🙂 Yes sometime I also add cashew nuts.
Wiffy ~ Thanks.
Darkness ~ 试试看。。。这健康又好吃，我时常吃都吃不腻。
Ai Ping, Hungrytummies, Rachana ~ Thanks.
Both my husband and I love pesto and this looks simply irresistible.
I love homemade pesto…great looking dish!
This looks so yummy! Another good way to eat spaghetti besides the usual tomato paste yeah!
healthy, yummy and pretty!
I love pesto and it is a nice change from tomato sauce. It's a very refreshing dish to remind you of a little bit of summer during the colder months. Sometimes I make mine with walnuts or almonds for a change a pace. 🙂
Thanks for stopping by earlier. You have a lovely blog and love the photography!
This looks simple but delicious! I love the color the pesto gives to the pasta 🙂
Hi, that's a great recipe! I'm italian and I know this is the best way to cook pesto sauce: I really like pesto+cherry tomatoes!
I have a food blog as well, all the recepies are written in italian and trasleted in english.
Let's visit me sooner! Bye! 🙂
I have nevee tried pesto sauce before.
Green and red, ujr pasta looks very appetizing.
I just cooked it over last 2 weeks. It is simple and delicious ^^
I love pesto and pasta!! looks delicious and the addition of the tomatoes really brightens the dish 🙂
I adore pesto sauce! HOmemade tastes so much fresher and tastier!
Nice..I can feel the great taste just by reading.
Budgetwise this is very economical… bottled pesto sauce is very expensive here… thanks for sharing this recipe and make pesto sauce available in every household 🙂
Sawadee from Bangkok,
what a great springly colour!
have a nice time,
Mary ~ Sure no problem 🙂 This is really super easy and be ready in 20 mins. Thanks for the compliment on my new header, somebody did this for me ;D
Zoe, Belinda, Busygran, Claudia :
Thanks for your comment.
Thank you Lindsey.
Jo ~ This is really good. I myself love it very much.
Min ~ Pine nuts and olive oil are great combo and very healthy. Have a try.
Jeannie ~ Right. ;))
Kristy ~ Thank you!
Thanks Ingrid and thank you for visiting again.
Tigerfish ~Pine nuts are quite expensive. I bought $7.50 for 100g at Carrefour.
Thanks Mama Holli :))
Pushpa, Priya, Rebecca: Thank you.
Cheah ~ Have a try.
Hanushi ~ Thanks. You can get fresh basil leaves at most supermarket like Carrefour, Cold storage and NTUC Finest. Pinenuts also available at most supermarkets but I think Phoon Huat have it and it is cheaper.
Your pasta looks GREAT!!!
I am going to ask one v suagu qn: Where do you get Fresh sweet basil leaves and Pine nuts.
ya, a change would be nice!
Yes, a change from red sauce and it looks so refreshing!
Pesto is one of my favorite sauces. Love the vibrant colors.
this looks wonderful I so need to make pesto more
Gorgeous pasta dish..
Looks so yummy,tempting pasta dish.
Oh this looks so wonderful! Perfect for this wet and cold day here in Colorado! YUMMM!
This dish shd be quite ex. if served in restaurants cos pine nuts are considered expensive? Or only considered expensive in Chinese cuisine?
Looks good Anncoo! Both the pasta and your new look. 🙂
Ann, you just make me craving for pesto again! haha…. I love it more & more. Yours look really yummy. Hope you're having a great weekend.
that looks so refreshing! I love the smell of basil so I know I would love this sauce!
Looks delicious, I like pine nuts, but never tried it with pasta before, going to try this recipe one day.
Yummy and pesto pasta is certainly good for a change. And a definite classic has got to be basil and pine nuts.
It's a beautiful dish you have here! My husband and I love have pesto instead of red sauce on our pasta! Your tagliatlle looks great!
This is healthy and delicious! I like using pine nuts for garnishing too, it adds a nice crunch =)
I freeze 15-20 containers of pesto to enjoy all year! Oh that invites me.
Simply irresistible dish! A timely reminder that I should prepare this pesto and stock up.
This looks so simple, but fresh and healthy. I like the colors.
pine nuts are great…I like them too. I like your idea of incorporating them into pesto sauce.
Oh…I do need this today! Comfort food like this makes me smile. Best if you can cook for me 😛 Still feeling lazy or tired to cook anything! Hey, love your new header……beautiful….really beautiful!