November 13, 2011

Orzo pasta in spinach pesto sauce

This is a very simple easy breezy pasta preparation with a slight twist.  Instead of the regular tomato or basil pesto sauces, I have used a spinach based sauce.  I made this for my husband's lunch box one day and hence this small quantity.  I am surely going to make this again for all of us to enjoy!!  This is such a fulfilling meal with the all the goodness that you can have.

1/2 cup orzo pasta cooked according to packet instructions
2 handfuls of spinach
1/4 cup chopped onion
1 long zucchini quartered and sliced
1 tbsp walnuts
2 tbsp olive oil
1 garlic clove
salt to taste
pepper to taste

Grind the spinach, walnuts and garlic in a food processor with a tbsp of olive oil.  Take the rest of the oil in a pan and saute the onion lightly.  Add the zucchini pieces and saute until they are translucent with little salt and pepper.  Add the spinach pesto sauce and saute it for not more than a minute before adding the orzo pasta. Stir everything together till they are all incorporated.  

1 comment:

  1. Wat a fabulous looking dish, simply inviting..