Thursday, 30 October 2008
Vegetarian Pasta with Pesto Sauce
From Y3K Recipes Issue No.11– Mar/ Apr 2003)
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Different types of vegetarians:
No animal foods of any type.
Eat eggs, but no dairy foods or animal flesh.
Eats dairy foods, but no animal flesh or eggs.
Eats dairy foods and eggs, but no animal flesh.
Eats dairy foods, eggs and fish, but no other animal flesh.
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)
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.