Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Spinach Tortellini with Steamed vegetables

More simple meals... This is the first time I'm trying tortellini. In my opinion, I feel this pasta is very filling when consumed even a little as it is filled with some stuffing like cheese, spinach or meat.

Ingredients:
Tortellini pasta- 1 pack

shredded chicken- 1 cup

For pesto sauce:
garlic- 3 pods
fresh basil leaves- 2 cups
pine nuts - 3 Tbsp
salt and pepper- as per taste
extra virgin olive oil- 1/2 cup
Parmesan cheese grated- 1/2 cup

Procedure:
Cook pasta as per package directions and set aside. For the pesto sauce , blend everything except oil and cheese. After mincing it well, slowly add olive oil and blend for a few more minutes until the right consistency.Finally add cheese and mix well. You can add a little water to the sauce if it is very thick. You can store in an air-tight containter for 2 days and use it over steamed vegetables, fish or chicken. In a pan cook shredded chicken with 2 tbsp oil and some salt on high heat. When done add pasta and pesto sauce. Blend well. Serve with steamed vegetables.

Note: You can add vegetables along with chicken and then add to pasta. By this way, the vegetables will also have pesto sauce flavor in it.

10 comments:

Richa said...

love that tortellini, urs looks Yum! and it sure is filling, good one there!!

sunita said...

Hi Kribha, my first time here...we had pasta for dinner today...love your dish...

Vcuisine said...

Pasta looks great Kribha. Viji

trupti said...

How healthy~ looks really good, Kribha.

trupti

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

Hay this is looking so good...... Healthy dish....Looks great...I love tortellini a lot....

Chandrika said...

That looks very appetising..Saw your comment at my blog..Take care Kribha..

Inji Pennu said...

http://mathy.kandasamy.net/virundhu/food_blog_desam/ - Kribha, Are you part of Food Blog Desam? I dont see your posts there? If you are not please write to Indira or Virundu...

Surya Hith said...

Nice recipe for pasta kribha.It is very fulfilling.Will try it.

Sia said...

i am surely gonna try it with vegetables... looks very healthy and delicious...

Kribha said...

Thanks to all my friends...
Richa, Sunitha, Viji, Trupti, Sukanya, Chandrika, Surya and Supriya for your kind comments. Due to lack of time I'm not thanking you enough. Please bear with me.

Dear Inji,
Just visited food blog desam. Never knew about this before. I'm not a member yet. Will become a member soon. Thanks dear for the info.