Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Almond Cilantro Pasta with Pesto Sauce Recipe

Almond Cilantro Pesto Pasta is a delicious and aromatic pasta recipe packed with flavor of fresh cilantro and almond pesto. 
Homemade pesto sauce is always flavorful and it has rustic texture, the freshness of cilantro and nutty flavor from almonds. 
You can also add veggies like broccoli, cherry tomatoes or make it without veggies both ways it equally tastes great..
So lets see how to make this easy Almond Cilantro Pesto Pasta recipe.

  • 1 cup fusilli pasta ( use any kind of pasta variety, I preferred to go with fusilli pasta)
  • 1/2 cup cilantro (coriander leaves ) packed
  • 15 almonds ( soaked in hot water
  • 3-5 pearls small garlic ( peeled)
  • 1 green chilly chopped
  • 1/2 tsp olive oil
  • salt to taste
  • Soak almonds in hot water.Let it remain in hot water for atleat 5 minutes and then peel the skin off.
  • Cook pasta with enough water along with oil and salt.. Adding oil in pasta while cooking can avoid sticking. 
  • After pasta is cooked. Drain water and keep it  aside.
  • Add little olive oil on a frying pan. Slightly roast peeled garlic and chopped green chilly.
  • Later grind roasted garlic and green chill along with cilantro and  peeled almonds.
  • Grind it to a coarse paste.
  • You can few drops of water while grinding pesto.Do not add more, pesto can turn too runny.
  • Then add cilantro almond pesto to cooked pasta.
  • Add salt as per your taste. Mix everything well until the pasta is coated well with the pesto.
  • Here you go Cilantro Pesto Pasta is ready to serve..

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