Thursday, 3 September 2015

Capsicum Pesto Pasta (Vegan)

I love capsicums aka bell peppers (You know it), I love tomatoes, I love pasta and so I love this pasta recipe!!! This recipe has a light vegetable base sauce and a good break from buttery and cheesy pasta. It is totally VEGAN. Even a great way to add capsicum in you kid's diet. Trust me I tried it on a picky eater and it really worked. I know when my dear friend read this, she will surely be giggling....haha!! Well, I tried this recipe with cashewnuts first, but somehow it was not satisfactory (it was too creamy for this recipe). Later I used peanuts and voilĂ ....it was soo good!! I found the exact combination I was looking for! It is always better to create healthy pasta sauce rather than using store-bought same old sauces. So try this pasta recipe and always cook the natural way!! Hope you like it!!!!




You need
350-400g pasta

1 red capsicum
1yellow capsicum
2 garlic cloves (finely chopped)
1 teaspoon chopped coriander stalk (stem)
1teaspoon black pepper
1 tablespoon olive oil
salt to taste
fresh parsley (for garnishing)

For sauce
2 medium-sized capsicums
3 medium-sized tomatoes
6-8 garlic cloves
handful of fresh coriander leaves
2 tablespoon roasted peanuts

Method
1. In a large vessel, boil salted water (lots of water). Cook pasta till al dente.

2. Meanwhile, blend together all the sauce ingredients till smooth.

3. In a pan, heat oil. Add garlic and coriander stems and fry till fragrant.

4. Sauté red and yellow capsicums for a minute. Pour the sauce and cook till the sauce thickens.

5. Drain the pasta and reserve 1/2 cup of pasta water.

6. Add pasta with the water. Season with salt and pepper Mix well.

7. Garnish with parsley leaves and serve hot!!

ENJOY!!!!
Serves 4





14 comments:

  1. So delicious and healthy. Loved the photo also

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  2. Wow! What an awesome and comforting pesto pasta. Count me in! :)

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    1. Thanks Anu!!
      You've been counted in....hehe!

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  3. Puneet the capsicum pesto is truly creative and I can imagine it's magic on your picky eater. The dish looks vibrant with colours and is equally appealing visually. Love this guilt free pasta. Yummmmm.

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  4. It looks so Yum and delicious !

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  5. wow!!! what an inviting pasta.......looks awesome.

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  6. Very delicious recipe...i have tried it n my daughter just loved it....very healthy n unique combination...gud one puneet..keep it up..

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