Tag Archives: pesto

Brown Rice with Basil Walnut Pesto

11 Sep

Basil Walnut Pesto Rice

Lightly fried brown rice with basil walnut pesto made fresh at home. A filling and nutritious one-pot meal.

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Potato Pesto Sandwiches

26 Jan

Potato and pesto sandwiches for a tasty, leisurely breakfast with a steaming cup of masala chai. Life doesn’t get better than this :-) I had these sandwiches this morning and loved them, they’re a sure addition to my pesto recipe ideas. (more…)

3 Recipe Ideas Using Pesto

28 Feb

Spaghetti with Pesto

In the post on coriander parsley pesto, I had promised to share recipe ideas using pesto.

And so, here I am, delivering on that promise.

Three recipe ideas using pesto as key ingredient: mushroom and cherry tomato sauté with pesto, spaghetti with pesto, pesto on toast.

1. Mushroom and Cherry Tomato Saute with Pesto

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Coriander Parsley Pesto

27 Feb

It is only on a trip to Namdhari’s that I get to pick up stuff like parsley. The herb isn’t too easily accessible where I live in India, nor is it integral to Indian cooking. And so when I’m using it, I’m a little outside my comfort zone.

It gives a special high when we get things right outside our comfort zones, doesn’t it?

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Spinach Rice with Coriander Pesto and Cashew Nuts

29 Jan

The very versatile spinach goes into this very green one-pot rice meal, making it a wholesome Sunday lunch option.

I normally keep coriander pesto handy in the fridge for a quick addition to salads or sandwich spread. Putting some pesto into spinach rice, along with the garnish of fried cashew nuts, worked wonders with the otherwise simple meal.

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