Monday, 23 August 2010
Coriander Sun-dried Tomato Pesto Pasta
This year, we grew quite a lot of coriander which mostly ended up in South East Asian dishes. However, one of the tastiest meals that came out of the coriander was when it was combined with peanuts and sun dried tomatoes to make this nutty pesto sauce.
There are so many variations of pesto out there, but the ingredients are essentially herb, nuts, garlic and oil. The best part of this pesto sauce is that the coriander is freshly picked from the garden, and since there is minimal cooking involved, its perfect for those lazy summer evenings!
In this recipe, I am not using any cheese, however do feel free to add your favourite Italian Parmesan cheese, a large handful or two of Parmagiano Reggiano or Grana Padano would be terrific! Simply stir the cheese through the pesto sauce at the end.
Read also: Grow Crazy Coriander and add zest to your food