Recipe - Pasta with homemade spinach pesto and halloumi

  PASTA WITH HOMEMADE SPINACH PESTO, CHARGRILLED COURGETTES, HALLOUMI AND PEAS

PASTA WITH HOMEMADE SPINACH PESTO, CHARGRILLED COURGETTES, HALLOUMI AND PEAS

Ingredients

350g fresh pasta
250g frozen peas
3 tablespoon spinach pesto
25g parmesan
200g chargrilled sliced baby courgettes
200g sliced chargrilled halloumi

Method

  1. Simply boil the pasta, tossing in the peas for the last 3 mins.
  2. Chargrill the sliced courgettes and halloumi then mix together with the pasta and your homemade pesto with a sprinkling of parmesan.

I throw in some extra basil leaves for the grownups! It's always helpful to have recipes up your sleeve that the children love and yet are tasty for parents too :-)

Ingredients (500g serves 8 children)

  • 150g baby spinach
  • packet fresh basil
  • 75g grated parmesan
  • 50g pine nuts
  • juice from 1 lime
  • 4-6 tbsp olive oil
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg
  • 500g-1kg pasta spirals

Method

  1. Blitz all pesto ingredients in blender.
  2. Cook pasta and stir in pesto