Farfalle with Basil Pesto


After a weeklong gorging on good food from the trainings, birthday bashes and team lunches I have literally outgrownJ
Hope to get rid of the extra load through my marathon practicesJ
Yes, yours truly is going to take part in the Standard Chartered Marathon this year.
I love running and can easily run 3-5 kms in treadmill.
I was super excited about the marathon until I started practice in the park
Woke up early Saturday morning,slipped on to fav tracksuit, my dear running shoes on, pedometer duly buckled up and with my ipod, I happily strolled to the park.
And  gleefully started running..at 300 mts I started to feel tired , at 600 mts I was really tired and at 1 km I was panting like a dog.
I learned the hard way…running in treadmill and running in park under hot sun is way lot different.
And soon I went from Yeyyyyyyyy mood to Oougghhh mood..
God know how I am going to finish the marathon in 90 minL

I have read somewhere-" If you feel bad at 10 miles, you're in trouble. If you feel bad at 20 miles, you're normal. If you don't feel bad at 26 miles, you're abnormal."
I am dead tired in 1 mile so I assume I am in hell lot of trouble!!!


Anyways to cheer up my mood I made this fresh Pesto sauce and had some yummy pasta as my after training treatJ

Here goes the Recipe
 For Pesto sauce
1 Cup fresh Basil
1/4 Cup Pine nuts
1/4 Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
2-3  tablespoon Grated Parmesan Cheese
Salt to Taste

150 gms Farfalle Pasta

Dry roast the Pine nuts for a few minutes.
In a food processor blend the Pesto, pine nuts, cheese.Ggradually add in the Olive Oil until it forms a smooth paste
There you have the fresh, creamy yummy pesto
Now cook the pasta as per the instructions until al-dente
Drain it and while still hot, mix it with pesto and njoy


23 Comments:

  1. Such a simple and refreshing recipe...

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  2. They looks awesome, it could be a great entry to healthy snacks event in my blog. can you step ahead and link your entry

    Event-Healthy Snacks-GFR
    Event-QUick and Easy recipes-FBN

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  3. Don't worry you will do well in the marathon. This farfalle of yours looks just perfect. Fabulous clicks :)

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  4. wow thats nice to know, Though i practise every year, only my hubby and kids will participate in SCB marathon. Good luck.
    Pasta with pesto sounds nice and love the vibrant green colour

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  5. All time comfortable pesto... loving it..
    You could send this to Reva's Basil event...

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  6. This looks amazing. I am craving pasta this morning.

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  7. yummy oh thats good n gear up for the marathon..

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  8. Simple and nice dish. I am sure you will be fine with the running, you will adjust in no time

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  9. I love this pasta... i make it cold with cherry tomatoes and some feta on top...
    http://cookingfoodie.blogspot.com/2011/05/pesto-pasta-salad.html

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  10. Woww.. i love the color and the presentation so much.. Great :D

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  11. I like that you made home made basil pesto. Looks awesome perfect.

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  12. Attempting to run a marathon in itself is applaudable pasta with pesto looks very yummy.

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  13. Like pesto ....all the best with your marathon prep work :)

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  14. I love this...looks delicious n yummy

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  15. SO beautiful on the bow tie pasta...one of my favorite summer treats~

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  16. This pasta looks delicious. I need to try this peato but As I cannot get the pine nuts can you suggest something else.

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  17. I make it the same way, except i use walnuts or almonds.

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  18. now thats a very healthy and filling meal.. love the vibrant green colour..

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