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Green garlic walnut pesto pasta

Green garlic walnut pesto pasta
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This recipe is dedicated  to FBAI California Walnut Month , walnut is a wonderful ingredient for preparing pesto which is a classic Italian sauce  prepared with basil,pine nuts ,garlic  ,olive oil and Parmesan cheese. Green garlic is another amazing ingredient which marks the beginning of spring and these green bunches can break the monotony and bring a flavor revolution in your kitchen .

Benefits of green garlic

Green garlic has significant health benefits according to ancient Ayurveda. According to Ayurveda a meal should contain at least 6 tastes(Rasa) for health benefits which are bitter(Tikta),pungent(Katu) ,sweet(Madhura) ,sour(Amla),astringent(Kashya) and salty(Lavana) and garlic contains 5 tastes among the above. Being rich in sulfur ,it helps in digestion and keeps the body warm. raw garlic is considered to be extremely beneficial for heart and also fights against cancer.

Benefits of Walnut

Both garlic and walnuts are classified as heat producing food in Ayurveda and are compatible .It keeps your body warm during cold. Walnuts are an excellent brain food and activate the brain cells and improve your memory and intellect.

Green garlic and walnut pesto

 

Green garlic and walnut pesto

Green garlic and walnut pesto

Recipe Ingredients

  • A bunch of green garlic(include more greens only 4 to 5 bulbs)
  • Green chilli (1 or 2)
  • Walnuts(a handful)
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • Lemon juice (1/2 tsp)
  • Olive oil (2 tbsp)
  • 1/4th cup Parmesan cheese grated(optional)
  • 250 gms/1 packet  elbow macaroni

Method

  • Boil macaroni with salt
  • grind green garlic, green chilies, walnuts, salt coarsely into a paste.
  • drizzle lemon juice
  • Add a tbsp of olive oil and mix.
  • heat butter in a pan
  • saute 2 to 3 tbsp of pesto for a minute
  • Add the macaroni and mix.
  • Add grated parmesan
  • Drizzle some olive oil and serve.
Macaroni with green garlic and walnut pesto
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 

This is a lip smacking recipe with seasonal ingredients which is filling and delicious

Servings: 2
Author: indrani
Ingredients
Ingredients
  • A bunch of green garlic include more greens only 4 to 5 bulbs
  • Green chilli 1 or 2
  • Walnuts a handful
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • Lemon juice 1/2 tsp
  • Olive oil 2 tbsp
  • 1/4 th cup Parmesan cheese grated optional
  • 250 gms/1 packet  elbow macaroni
Instructions
Method
  1. Boil macaroni with salt
  2. grind green garlic, green chilies, walnuts, salt coarsely into a paste.
  3. drizzle lemon juice
  4. Add a tbsp of olive oil and mix.
  5. heat butter in a pan
  6. saute 2 to 3 tbsp of pesto for a minute
  7. Add the macaroni and mix.
  8. Add grated parmesan
  9. Drizzle some olive oil and serve.

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1 COMMENT

One thought on : Green garlic walnut pesto pasta

  • Anish deshmukh
    November 13, 2018 at 1:27 am

    Looks really a great combination

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