Whenever we think of pesto, the first thing that comes to our mind is the traditional basil pesto. But we can make pesto with other ingredients too and this sun-dried tomato pesto is one such versatile and flavorsome pesto that I made few days back. I reserved some of the pesto to make pasta and used the rest to spread over baguette and sandwiches.
Pasta is such a flexible dish that you can make vary it each time with different sauces and veggies. I tossed in some spinach also into the pasta to make little more healthier and colorful. It tastes even better the next day!
SPINACH & SUN-DRIED TOMATO PESTO PASTA RECIPE
Pasta - 250 gms
Sun-dried tomato pesto - 1 cup
Spinach - 1 cup
Red chilli flakes - 1/2 tsp
Oil - 1 tbsp
Salt - to taste
1. Cook the pasta according to the instructions given in the packet. Drain and keep aside.
2. In a pan heat oil. Add the spinach and saute till it wilts. Then add the pesto, chilli flakes, salt and fry for 1-2 minutes.