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 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

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!!

Serves 4


  1. So delicious and healthy. Loved the photo also

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

  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.

  4. It looks so Yum and delicious !

  5. Refreshing for a hearty meal.

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

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