Penne with Spinach Pesto

Ingredients for Penne with Spinach Pesto-Cook Smart Recipe

Penne pasta boiled till al dante 200 grams

Spinach blanched 1/2 medium bunch

Olive oil 2 tablespoons

Medium tomatoes 2

Garlic cloves 2-3

Roasted peanuts 1/4 cup

Extra virgin olive oil 4 tablespoons

Salt to taste

Dried mixed herbs 3 teaspoons

Fresh cream 1/4 cup

Processed cheese grated 100 grams

Black pepper powder 2 teaspoons


Step 1

Heat olive oil in a non-stick pan. Cut tomatoes into big cubes and add to the pan and toss well. Once the tomatoes become soft, switch off the heat and transfer them onto a plate.

Step 2

Roughly chop spinach and put into a mixer jar, add garlic cloves and grind well. Add peanuts and extra virgin olive oil and grind to make a smooth spinach pesto.

Step 3

Heat the same non-stick pan, add penne, spinach pesto and salt and mix well.

Step 4

Add mixed dried herbs and fresh cream and mix well. Add grated cheese and mix well. Add crushed peppercorns and mix well. Add cooked tomatoes, reserving some, and mix well and cook for a minute.

Step 5

Transfer onto a serving platter, garnish with reserved cooked tomatoes and drizzle leftover olive oil from the cooked tomatoes and serve immediately.

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