Sunday, 14 October 2012

Super Quick Tri-Colour Pasta with Tomato, Chive and Walnut Pesto!

This is such a quick meal but has so much flavour! It is an uncooked sauce that is heated when it hits the boiling hot pasta which is what helps make this meal so quick to make! It's just blitzed in the food processor and can be kept in the fridge for a couple of days, ready for when you need a quick pasta fix! In this recipe I use a tri-colour pasta but you can use just about any kind you have lurking in your cupboard!

Serves 4

Enough Pasta to feed 4 (depends on appetite! Use 1 1/2 cups per person as a guide)
1 and a 1/2 Cups of Fresh Cherry Tomatoes
1/2 Cup of Walnuts
1 Cup of Fresh Washed Spinach
1/4 Cup of Fresh Chives
1 Large Garlic Clove
1/4 Cup of Fresh Parsley
2 Tbsp of Nutritional Yeast
1 Tbsp of Dark Miso Paste
1/4 Cup of Olive Oil
Squeeze of Lemon

Bring a pan of water to the boil and add your pasta. Cook to the packet instructions.

In a food processor, add the cherry tomatoes, walnuts, spinach, chives, garlic, parsley, nutritional yeast, miso, olive oil and lemon juice, blitz until a chunky pesto comes together.

Check for seasoning. When your pasta is cooked, drain and place back in the pan. Add the pesto and stir to coat everything in the fresh sauce!

 Serve immediately and mop up any left over sauce with fresh sour dough bread! Enjoy!


  1. Woah! That pasta sauce contains just about every one of my favorite flavors! *bookmarked*

    Thanks for the delicious-looking recipe. :)

  2. They are all my fav flavours too! Thanks so much and your blog looks wonderful! I will defo be checking your blog out when I finish my baking today! x