Easy Rocket and Basil Pesto Spelt Pasta

This fresh, vibrant and bursting with life pesto is paired with San Remo’s Spiral Spelt Pasta. Frankly, I can’t think of a better way to eat this lively dish. The spelt pasta and the fresh herbs laden pesto together are an excellent pair.

If you haven’t made pesto before, please do. Until, I tried to make my own pesto I avoided it. Making your own, renders a truly different taste and look. For starters, it is bursting with colour, followed with the aroma of the basil and garlic. Use fresh ingredients and a good quality olive oil and if you have a food processor it is made in no time. You will discover a new found love for Pesto! so Buon Appetit.

San Remo Spelt Penne has a delicious mild nutty flavour and is a good source of fibre, 98% fat free and is all natural. For this recipe, I have also used San Remo’s Pulse Pasta Red Lentils Range. To see the product package click on the following link.

San Remo Pulse Pasta Red Lentils Spirals

I like their

The Basil, Pinenut and Rocket Pesto Recipe can be found if you click on the following link.

Basil, Pinenut and Rocket Pesto

OlivesandFeta’s recipe for Basil, Pinenut and Rocket Pesto


250g San Remo Spelt Pasta or Equivalent

1/2 cup Rocket, Basil and Pinenut Pesto

1 tablespoon parmesan

1/4 cup English Spinach

A food processor to make the pesto is optimal.


Boil Pasta according to package instructions. Strain and rinse in cold water. Allow to cool.

Make a fresh batch of Rocket, Basil and Pinenut Pesto.

In a mixing bowl, stir through the pesto into the pasta.

Serve on a plate, sprinkle with parmesan or pecorino, or parmegano.

Basil, Rocket and Pinenut Pesto Spelt Pasta
Basil, Rocket and Pinenut Pesto Spelt Pasta

10 Comments Add yours

  1. Megala says:

    Basil pesto pasta looks so gorgeous & delicious!


  2. Delicious pesto Marina with so many versatile options for use! Love the spelt pasta and would like to try on a pizza base.


  3. Oh ! the pasta is welcome anytime.

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    1. I guarantee you won’t regret it if you ever make it. πŸ™‚

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  4. Pesto with extra basil on top~ I love it!

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    1. Ha ha you noticed. Just in case there is any doubt at all it already contains a bucket ful of basil πŸ™‚

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  5. chef mimi says:

    This is a beautiful dish, and i love your pesto! I’ll have to see if I can find spelt pasta locally. I like to try all grain-based pastas.


    1. Do you have San Remo? This is the brand that has it.

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  6. How fun! Basil is fun to grow if you are learning to garden… Great to try your hand at growing your own home instead of buying from the store. This dish looks lovely.


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