9799692b348 Nivedhanam: Lemon Grass Basil Pine Pesto Pasta

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Lemon Grass Basil Pine Pesto Pasta

Pasta is an Italian dish made with a combination of cooked pasta and a sauce. There are many types of pasta like Penne, Fettuccine, Farfalle, Spaghetti etc. Pesto is a type of a paste made with specific ingredients.. Most of the time it is uncooked.. So it has bursting flavor of fresh ingredients.. This is not a traditional pesto, but a pesto made with the ingredients I had on hand and it was flavorful and everybody in my house loved it!!! Some more types of Pastas from my blog – Pesto Ala Trapenese, Spicy Indian Style Pasta, Basil Penne, Pesto Di Noci

Basil Leaves - 1 cup (packed)
Lemon Grass - 50 grams
Garlic - 8 cloves
Salt - little less than 1/2 tea spoon
Gouda Cheese - 75 grams
Italian Seasoning - 1/2 tea spoon
Olive - 1/4 cup
Pine Nuts - 1/4 cup
Almond - 2 table spoons
To serve
Pasta - cooked
Gouda Cheese
Cracked Black Pepper
Pasta cooked hot water - 1/4 cup

To a blender, add basil, lemon grass, garlic, cheese, roasted pine nuts and roasted almonds. Pulse this a few times to make it coarse
Add Olive oil, salt and allow it to run until it becomes a paste. Now the Lemon grass Basil Pine Pesto is ready. Keep it open to retain the color.
Cook pasta as per package instructions and strain the excess water (but keeping 1/4 cup for use)
In the serving bowl, mix together the pesto and the hot water well until it merges well
Add the cooked and drained pasta to the sauce and mix well until it is coated
Garnish with grated cheese and black pepper and serve hot!!
Sending this to Kid's delight - Pizzas and Pastas and Valli's page
Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM# 47

Sending this to "Dish it out - new u"


  1. A very innovative variation of pesto sauce.

  2. U have given me a new way to use lemon grass that I grow in my balcony ;)) would have tasted yum with a citrusy punch 😊😊

  3. Fantastic recipe. want to make it to explore it taste and flavor..

  4. Fantastic pesto,never thought of lemongrass in pesto..

  5. Very innovative! I am sure the lemon grass in there will make it very flavorful!

  6. A innovative and good recipe would want to taste this pesto.

  7. Wow, lemon grass in pesto sounds so flavorful and delicious.

  8. That is a lovely pesto. Flavourful!!

  9. That's a new version sowmya!..very nice..

  10. Wow.. Never thought of lemongrass pesto.. That's a delicious yet innovative recipe.

  11. Good recipe to use lemon grass. I would have never thought of adding it to pesto.

  12. Wow..that a very innovative twist to regular Pesto!

  13. What an interesting and healthy pesto. Nice use of lemon grass. Thanks for linking.


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