Pesto Pasta

I am back!  I took a break from writing blogs and posting much on instagram to focus on my exams. Now exams are over I have exciting things planned fo KHS Nutrition and a recipe list to get through!

I decided my first blog/meal back should be dedicated to a revision fuel classic, pesto pasta! This meal is a staple for me at uni, it’s quick, easy and cheap (but not forgetting super tasty). I created my first instagram time-lapspe making this so head to my instagram (khs_nutrition) to check out how i made it.

Serves 3. – These ingredients are just a guide. Any vegetables will fit with this dish, last month I added sun-dried tomatoes (see below), don’t be afraid to explore different tastes!

Ingredients:

  • 3 portions of pasta (I use gluten free due to being ceoliac, but you can use any).
  • 500g Quorn chicken pieces
  • 1 Onion
  • 6 Mushroom
  • 1 Courgette
  • 1 Pepper
  • 1 tbsp. Oil (any)
  • Salt/pepper
  • 2 tbsp. Pesto
  • Cheese

 How to cook it: 

  1. Start by boiling the pasta and Quorn in two separate pans. When the pasta is on start cutting the vegetables into small cubes.
  2. 5-10 minutes before the pasta is ready fry the vegetables on a medium heat until they soften slightly. Make sure you don’t over cook them as you still want them a little crunchy.
  3. After 10 minutes of boiling the Quorn, drain the water away and add to the vegetables. Once added, sprinkle salt and pepper into the pan. (I also like to add a bit of paprika too).
  4. Keep stirring the vegetable so they don’t burn and turn them onto a lower heat whilst waiting for the pasta.
  5. When the pasta is ready, drain the water away and add to the vegetables. Mix it together so the vegetables are evenly spread.
  6. Add 2 table spoons of pesto and mix so the pesto is evenly spread across the pasta.
  7. Then serve the pasta into bowls and sprinkle cheese of your choice on top, i like either cheddar or parmesan.
  8. Enjoy!

This meal is so versatile, it is a perfect summer tea time meal but also satisfying revision fuel. Don’t worry if you make too much, it makes a tasty cold lunch!

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