How to make Pesto Pasta with Olive Oil -

Pasta cooked in pesto sauce.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Sanjeev Kapoor Kitchen.

Main Ingredients : Wholewheat penne pasta, Black olives (काले ऑलिव/ काले जैतून)

Cuisine : Italian

Course : Noodles and Pastas

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Pesto Pasta with Olive Oil

Pesto Pasta with Olive Oil Recipe Card


Italian cuisine has developed through centuries of social and political changes, with roots stretching to antiquity.  Italian cuisine is simple and a number of dishes having only four to eight ingredients.  They rely mostly on the quality of ingredients rather than elaborate preparation.
Noteworthy changes in Italian cuisine happened with the discovery of the New World and the introduction of potatoes, tomatoes, bell peppers and maize, which are now an integral part of this cuisine.  Italian cuisine is known for its regional diversity each with a distinct taste.  This cuisine today is probably one of the most popular in the world.

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Pesto Pasta with Olive Oil Recipe

  • Wholewheat penne pasta 200 grams

  • Black olives pitted and sliced 8-10

  • Extra virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons

  • Milk 2 tablespoons

  • Red chilli flakes 1/4 teaspoon

  • Pesto sauce

  • Basil leaves 3/4 cup

  • Garlic 3-4 cloves

  • Salt to taste

  • Parmesan cheese 8 slices

  • Fresh parsley 1 tablespoon

  • Extra virgin olive oil 4 tablespoons


Step 1

Heat sufficient water in a deep non stick pan, keep a strainer in it and put the pasta in it. Cook till just done.

Step 2

Grind together basil leaves, garlic, salt, parmesan cheese, parsley and 2 tbsps extra virgin olive oil to a paste.

Step 3

Add another 2 tbsps extra virgin olive oil and grind again.

Step 4

Heat 2 tbsps extra virgin olive oil in a non stick pan, add the pesto and sauté. Drain the pasta and add and mix well.

Step 5

Add 2 tbsps milk and mix. Add black olives and mix well.

Step 6

Sprinkle crushed red chillies and serve hot.

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