Monday, December 30, 2019

Coriander Pesto Pasta | Cilantro Pesto Pasta

Coriander/ Cilantro Pesto Pasta , a delicious pasta made from coriander leaves pesto. Pesto is a sauce originated from Italy and it's usually made with basil leaves. In today's recipe, i have used the same concept but instead of basil leaves, i used my favorite coriander/cilantro leaves. 

If you have followed by blog or in Instagram for a while, you might knew by now that how much i like coriander leaves. At least once in a week, i make coriander chutney as side dish for my idli or dosa or whenever i make pizza at home, it would be mostly coriander pesto pizza, so why not pasta with coriander pesto? I must say it's so delicious, if you like me who are crazy about coriander/cilantro flavor, you must try this recipe.
When i had shared coriander pesto pizza on instagram, got few dms about the recipe. Though i make coriander pesto frequently, it would be for dinner mostly, so i didn't take any pictures to share the recipe here instantly, so send the recipe as private dms to those who asked. Last week when ST went to team lunch with his office mates, i prepared this coriander pesto pasta as lunch for myself. Luckily it was sunny, so took the step by step pictures too.

Here in today's recipe, i have added some broccoli along with the pasta to make a complete meal, but you can make this without any veggies too. That's it for this year, friends. Over all, it's been a very low year for blogging, compared to last five years, this year has only half the number of posts.But i'm glad that i can post atleast this much regardless of how hard it was!!! And i would like to finish off this year post with my favorite quotes
"You might have lost some major battles, but you survived and you're still here "
"Fight for your dreams and your dreams will fight for you"
 by Paulo Coelho. 
Now let's check out the recipe and will see you all with new post on New Year !!!

Coriander Pesto Pasta | Cilantro Pesto Pasta

Preparation Time : 5 mins | Cooking Time : 15 minsServes :
Recipe Category: Pasta | Recipe Cuisine: Indian
Coriander pesto, Cilantro Pesto, Pesto Pasta, Coriander/ Cilantro Pesto Pasta , a delicious pasta made from coriander leaves pesto. Pesto is a sauce originated from Italy and it's usually made with basil leaves.
Pasta - 1/2 cup
Olive oil - 1 tsp
Broccoli - 1/2 cup
For Pesto
Cilantro/Coriander leaves - 1/2 bunch
Cashew nuts - 1 tsp
Walnut - 1 tsp
Garlic - 1 cloves
Green chili - 1 
Parmesan - 2 tbsp
Olive oil - 1 tbsp
Salt - to taste

First let's prepare pesto, clean the coriander leaves and keep it ready. In a mixie/blender jar, add the nuts,garlic & green chili and grind into coarse mixture.
Next add the coriander leaves, cheese & salt.
Finally add the olive oil and grind into smooth paste. That's it, coriander pesto is ready.Now for the pasta, bring the pot of water into boil.
Add the pasta & salt and cook as per the packet instructions and drain it.
In a kadai, add a tsp of olive oil, add the broccoli & saute until it's tender and develop slight color.
Keep the flame in low, then add the cooked pasta & pesto. Mix it all well together.
Remove from the flame and if needed add more cheese on top. Cilantro/Coriander Pesto Pasta is ready to serve. 

  • You can make this pesto ahead of time and use as whenever needed.
  • Ideal to pack for lunch boxes. 
  • Coriander pesto stays well in refrigerator for 3 days.
  • I personally like to make fresh pesto.
  • You can used this pesto as sauce for your pizza, my another favorite way of using coriander pesto.

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