Coriander, ginger and basil pesto pasta with toasted cashews and almonds

    Coriander, ginger and basil pesto pasta with toasted cashews and almonds

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    27min


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    About this recipe: A deliciously different take on pesto pasta with a slight Indian influence. Garlic and ginger combine with coriander and basil for a vegan pesto which is tossed with pasta and toasted cashews and almonds.

    Deenakakaya Hertfordshire, England, UK

    Ingredients
    Serves: 5 

    • oil for frying
    • 4 cloves garlic, minced
    • 1 tablespoon minced ginger
    • 4 tablespoons finely chopped coriander
    • 4 tablespoons finely chopped basil
    • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
    • salt to taste
    • 2 teaspoons fresh lime juice
    • 500g fresh pasta
    • 3 handfuls cashews
    • 1 handful almonds

    Method
    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:12min  ›  Ready in:27min 

    1. Sauté the garlic and ginger in a splash of oil in a pan for 2-3 minutes and stir intermittently to avoid sticking.
    2. In a grinder, combine the coriander, basil, sesame oil, salt and lime juice. Add the softened garlic and ginger from the pan, and blitz it until its a smooth pesto.
    3. Put the pasta on the boil and cook it per the packet instructions. Meanwhile, in a hot, non stick pan toast the nuts until they are golden brown.
    4. Once the pasta is drained, stir the pesto through it and top it with the nuts. Enjoy warm.

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