Thursday, 30 October 2008

Vegetarian Pasta with Pesto Sauce

From Y3K Recipes Issue No.11– Mar/ Apr 2003)
Copyright of Y Three K Publisher. All rights reserved.

Different types of vegetarians:
(1) Vegan:
No animal foods of any type.
(2) Ovo-Vegetarian:
Eat eggs, but no dairy foods or animal flesh.
(3) Lacto-Vegetarian:
Eats dairy foods, but no animal flesh or eggs.
(4) Lacto-Ovo-Vegetarian:
Eats dairy foods and eggs, but no animal flesh.
(5) Pesco-Vegetarian:
Eats dairy foods, eggs and fish, but no other animal flesh.
(6) Semi-Vegetarian:
Eats dairy foods, eggs, chicken and fish, but no other animal flesh.

500g Linguine or Taglierini
100g pine nuts
100g fresh basil leaves
125ml/ 6-7 tbsps olive oil
2 tbsps butter
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper (ground)
For garnishing:
150g vegetarian ham/ tuna
1. Mix the pine nuts and fresh basil leaves in a blender till fine. With the motor running, add the olive oil in a slow stream till a smooth paste id formed. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste. Set aside this pesto sauce.
2. Cook the linguine in a large pot of rapidly boiling salted water. When cooked, drain and put it into a large bowl.
3. Add in (1) and (2) together. Toss and mix well. Garnish with vegetarian ham or tuna. Serve hot.
Tips: Pine nuts can be substituted with almonds or walnuts.

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