Italian, Pasta

Pasta with pesto and Mediterranean bean salad

What would a vegetarian blog be without a recipe for pasta with pesto! So here comes my favorite recipe. To make the dish more fulfilling it goes very well together with a bean salad with olives. This is a feast!

Serves 4

400 g spaghetti
1 batch of pesto (recipe below)
1 batch of bean salad (recipe below)

Cook the spaghetti al dente according to the instructions on the package. Mix it with pesto and serve together with the bean salad.


10 basil sprigs
40 g pine nuts
60 g Parmesan
1 dl olive oil
1 garlic clove, crushed
1 pinch of herb salt

Blend all ingredients in a food processor into a smooth paste.

Mediterranean bean salad

1 dl each of three kinds of dried beans, for example, adzuki, kidney and mung beans
130 g olives, e.g. kalamata
0.5 dl olive oil
0.5 tsp herbal salt
1 pinch of ground black pepper

Cook the beans as directed on the packages. Mix them with the remaining ingredients.

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