Thursday, December 22, 2011

Easy But Hearty

I've made something else that is really similar to this recipe but that one was a tad more involved. This one only took about 15-20 minutes total with prep and everything. Even with few ingredients, it's pretty heavy. I enjoyed but couldn't even finish my whole serving!

Hearty Pesto Fettuccine


1/2 cup fresh basil leaves
1 cup fresh spinach leaves
1/4 cup olive oil
1 whole clove of garlic
1 tsp kosher salt
2 Tbsp lemon juice
1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
1 cup Roma tomatoes, seeded and diced
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 Tbsp white wine vinegar
salt and pepper
8-9 oz. of fresh egg fettuccine
1 cup ricotta cheese


Using a blender or food processor, puree the first seven ingredients.  Set aside for later.

In a non-reactive bowl, combine tomatoes with olive oil and vinegar.  Season with salt and pepper and set aside.

Cook pasta according to package directions and drain well.

In a large bowl, put ricotta cheese in first. Then, pile hot pasta over the cheese. Pour the pesto over the pasta, stir and then garnish with tomato mixture.

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