How to make Whole Wheat Pasta With Walnut Pesto -

A nutritious and healthy pasta served with walnut pesto.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe has featured on the show Khanakhazana.

Main Ingredients : Wholewheat penne pasta, Walnut kernels (अखरोट की गिरि)

Cuisine : Italian

Course : Noodles and Pastas

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Whole Wheat Pasta With Walnut Pesto

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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 : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Whole Wheat Pasta With Walnut Pesto Recipe

  • Wholewheat penne pasta 200 grams

  • Walnut kernels

  • Olive oil 2 tablespoons

  • Baby tomatoes halved 12-14

  • Salt to taste

  • Crushed red chillies 1 teaspoon

  • Walnut pesto

  • Walnut kernels crushed 8-10

  • Basil leaves 3/4 cup

  • Garlic 3-4 cloves

  • Salt to taste

  • Olive oil 2 tablespoons

  • Parmesan cheese grated 4 tablespoons


Step 1

Heat oil in a pan, add the baby tomatoes and salt. Cover and cook.

Step 2

Grind together basil leaves, walnuts, garlic, salt and two tablespoons olive oil till smooth. Add two tablespoons parmesan cheese and grind.

Step 3

Meanwhile boil water in a deep pan. Put the penne in a colander, sprinkle salt and place it in the boiling water. Cover and cook till just done.

Step 4

When the tomatoes soften, crush them with the back of the ladle. Add the walnut pesto, crushed red chillies and mix well. Drain the pasta and add to the pesto sauce and mix well.

Step 5

Sprinkle the remaining parmesan cheese and serve hot immediately. 

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine. He is Chef extraordinaire, runs a successful TV Channel FoodFood, hosted Khana Khazana cookery show on television for more than 17 years, author of 150+ best selling cookbooks, restaurateur and winner of several culinary awards. He is living his dream of making Indian cuisine the number one in the world and empowering women through power of cooking to become self sufficient. His recipe portal is a complete cookery manual with a compendium of more than 10,000 tried & tested recipes, videos, articles, tips & trivia and a wealth of information on the art and craft of cooking in both English and Hindi.