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


  1. Such a simple and refreshing recipe...

  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

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

  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

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

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

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

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

  9. I love this pasta... i make it cold with cherry tomatoes and some feta on top...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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