This fresh, vibrant and bursting with life healthy rocket and basil pesto pasta recipe is paired with San Remo’s Spiral Spelt Pasta – although you can easily substitute with your own favourite spaghetti. Frankly, I can’t think of a better way to eat this lively dish. The spelt pasta and the fresh herb laden Rocket and Basil Pesto together are an excellent pair. You can of course substitute with your own kind of Spaghetti. Spelt Pasta is high in fibre, lower carbohydrate and tastes smoother than your typical wholemeal pasta.
About Basil Pesto
If you haven’t made pesto before, you will be pleasantly surprised. Stirred through pasta it makes an easy and flavour packed pasta meal . Once I made my own pesto and noticed the jar variety when a dull copy of what is really super versatile, I never turned back. 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.
Instructions on How to Make Pesto
The Rocket and Basil Pesto Pasta Recipe can be found if you click on the following link.
- 250g San Remo Spelt Pasta or Equivalent
- 1/2 cup Rocket, Basil and Pine-Nut Pesto
- 1 tablespoon parmesan
- 1/4 cup English Spinach
- 1 teaspoon pecorino or parmesan
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.
Of course, you can use any kind of Pasta.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 146 Total Fat: 2g Saturated Fat: 1g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 3mg Sodium: 67mg Carbohydrates: 27g Fiber: 3g Sugar: 0g Protein: 7g
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It was so easy to make and tasted incredible! This was a keeper