Go Green..with Pasta

I am not a cook myself. Ask my wife..she always grumbles! But the way to the heart is through stomach. So often I whip up something but with a twist! When I received Del Monte's farfalle pasta, I decided to come up with something!


Since I am a pure vegetarian, I decided to go green! I whisked up a meal of Del monte pasta in green sauce! Here is what I did:

Ingredients:

2 cups of Del Monte farfalle pasta (serves 2)
2 medium size onions
2 medium size capsicum
Extra virgin Olive oil
Salt to taste

For the green sauce:
A bunch of fresh coriander leaves
15 garlic cloves
half a cup of shredded cheddar cheese
2 teaspoons of olive oil
10 pistachio nuts (any nut would do)
Salt to taste.

Materials and Equipements:

Grinder
Wok
Vessel
Knife, Chopping board

Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes 

Method:

1. Fill a bowl with water and bring it to boil. Add the pasta and add a pinch of salt. Boil till al dente (10 minutes)

Boil the pasta



2. For the green sauce:
Chop the coriander leaves, garlic and nuts. Put them in a grinder. Add the olive oil, cheese and salt. Grind them into a paste. The sauce is ready.

Ingredients for green sauce


Grind them into a paste...
The green sauce is ready


3. Chop the onions and capsicums finely.

Chop the onions and capsicum



4. Drain the water and keep the pasta aside. You can add olive oil to prevent them from sticking to each other.
Drain the water and keep the pasta aside. Heat extra virgin olive oil in a wok.



5. Heat 4 tavlespoons of extra virgin olive oil in a wok.




6. Add the chopped onions and capsicum and fry till sautee.
Sautee the chopped onions and capsicum
 


7. Now add the boiled pasta in the sauteed mixture. Stir for a couple of minutes.

Add the boiled pasta



8. Finally add the green sauce to the wok. Mix well and keep stirring till the mixture is neither too watery nor too dry.

Add the green sauce..



Pasta in green sauce is ready! Serve immediately!

You can add chilli flakes if you want a punch. You can add oregano and shredded cheese too! (optional)

Enjoy your pasta in green sauce!!

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