Sep 6, 2008

Pasta with pesto sauce

it's easy and delicious! oo takes almost 15 minutes to make (the time it takes to cook the pasta)

so all u need is:
basil (the recipe said 4 cups but i only used shadda wa7da)
2 garlic cloves
1 cup + 3 tbs freshly garted parmesan cheese
1/3 tsp salt
1/4 tsp back peper powder
2 tsp lemon juice
1/2 cup olive oil
6 tbs pinenuts

put 1/3 kamiyat il olive oil in the food processor.. add all of the above ingredients..

mix for 5 seconds.. add another 1/3 of the olive oil .. mix for 5 seconds.. then add the remaining 1/3 of the oilve oil and mix for another 5 seconds..
the sauce now is ready..

while doing the above, boil the pasta until al dente (i've noticed they use "al dente" alot when cooking pastas oo tara i don't really know what it means, but i love the sound of it.. very sophisticated ;p)

il muhim, when the pasta is ready just mix it with the pesto sauce

and garnish with 2 tbs of roasted pinenuts and some parmesan cheese and voila!

fee as'hal min chithy?!

oh and i got the recipe from 3abeer il-rashid newest cookbook "the gourmet 3" aw "il thawaqah 3"


Big Pearls said...

shaklah 7ada yummy!

├ƓɧαɗσσƦ┤™ said...

allah a7eb el pestoooooooo

teslam edech .. mara thanya 6arsheli neq9a ;p

A Journal Entry said...

big pearls
yeah it is.. but what i liked the most shloon making it was soooo easy..

entay killa tabeeny a6arishlich nig9ah?!

entay awal 6arsheely may9eer ana kila a6arrish ;p

Ruby Woo said...

I adore pesto!

Not everyone gets their pesto sauce done perfectly, so how was it?

♥ P-Ella ♥ said...

excellent job, how was the taste like?

Abi-Omi-Abi-Oboy said...

Yummmm... I should copy paste this and save this for lama aridd !! :P

Delicately Realistic said...

I tried making pesto once and i put too much basil and too much pine nuts and it ended up bitter ;/ o i never tried it again

A Journal Entry said...

ruby woo
wallah it was goood .. not the best pesto sauce i have ever tasted, but very good for a homemade sauce! (better than the ready made ones u buy min il jam3eeyah)

wallah it was v.good =)

hehehe kash5a gumt a9eer marji3kum bil 6ab5!! ;p

delicately realistic
yeah thats why i didn't put the 4 cups mentioned in the recipe oo 7a6ait shadda wa7da bs instead.. 5uft e9eer 6a3m il basil too strong..

ManalQ8 said...

يا سلام
ما شاء الله

شكلها روعة
تسلم الايادي


anamethystworld said...

We have that book! I'm so making them make this for me!

purelyorchid said...

yuummmmmm ur killing me with these recipes!! they all look sooooo good!!

Bebe n' Noonie said...
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Bebe n' Noonie said...

aaw! Looks 3jeeb!
ur hubby I bet is so proud of u !!:P

..::Amu::.. said...

I want that pasta ........yummyyyyyyy

A Journal Entry said...

allah esalmich dear.. thanx =)

the recipes fee that bokk... MY GOD!!
kil wa7da looks better than the other.. but their too difficult for me ;p

emishta66ah 3al 6ab5 hal ayaam ;p

A Journal Entry said...

'3a9bin 3alaih ekoon proud of me willa sheno illy efukah!! ;p

i'll make u some ;p

Oranjina fadidra said...

try pesto club sandwitch y5arib baita shnu qawi

A Journal Entry said...

oranjina fadidra
really?? where do they sell it oo from where can i try it??
willa u do it at home?!

likeairillrise said...

yummmmy!!! you need to start a ramadan cookbook... seriously!!!

7adiiii yo3ana!

├ƓɧαɗσσƦ┤™ said...

eee 6arshay shwarach ;p

Layla said...

allaaaayyyy.. 7asafa low i read the post before I went to the supermarket. nag9nii kamn shayyy :P

3ade if i replace the parmesan with Mozzarella ??

aTooNa said...

thakarnee bl creamy pesto pasta mal Casper Gambinis!

tslam eeedech ;)

A Journal Entry said...

heheh u think so?! ;p

hmm.. afakir ;p

i don't think so.. parmesan is more dry then mozarella .. plus there is a huge difference in taste..

hmmmm allaaaaah! abii al7eeen!

enchanteurs said...


A Journal Entry said...

at this time right now i love anything!
i want fooooooood

purelyorchid said...

I tried the pasta!! it was good but mine needed a bit of salt;p thanks for the pictures they were inspiring;p

A Journal Entry said...

ashwa a lil less salt is no problem.. easily fixed with the salt shaker!

anytime dear ;)

Music, Happiness, Love said...


A Journal Entry said...

music, happiness, love
7athreen ;)

lolitta said...

So Yummy
teslam yedenk (:

A Journal Entry said...

allah esalmich thanx =)

J o u j a™ said...


one more time

drooling ;p

A Journal Entry said...

hehehe 5ala9 kisartay 5a6ry.. a6arishlich ;p

Layla said...

than JE. el mishkela fe baitna ma7ad yakl parmesan '3airyy lol I love it's bitterness, bs my family r mozzarella addicts. ma3laih I'll try it enshallah wala yhmch ;-*

A Journal Entry said...

do tell me how it goes =D

Amarantine said...

عليكم بالعافية

A Journal Entry said...

allah e3afeech =)

3anooda said...

hhhmm i want this recipe also

A Journal Entry said...

ok ;)

Anonymous said...

i just tried this recipe bes the sauce was too oily..kan ur sauce chithee?

A Journal Entry said...

hmm la can ok.. of course lazim ekoon oily shway.. bs good oily mo overly oily!

maybe u should make sure that u use measuring cups?? 3ashan et9eer il kamiyah mathboo6ah..