Fusilli with Steamed Greens and Homemade Spinach Pesto

9 Jul


After a long hot day at the beach, chasing the dogs around and tanning in the sun nobody ever wants to come home and slave over the stove for dinner. Today was such a day and when me and mom arrived in the door all we really wanted to do was have a siesta! This dinner was so perfect for today because it was on in a flash and uses only about 5 ingredients which is always a major bonus. You can use shop bought pesto but I would highly recommend making your own.


This spinach pesto is so garlicky and punchy and it really just brings these simple ingredients together so amazingly that it would be a sin not to try it. I had my pesto pre-made and in a sterilized and sealed jar which was great but its not hard to put together anyway. This dish will definitely awaken your taste buds and is one of the best ways ever to end a great beach day. 🙂


Fusilli with Steamed Greens and Homemade Spinach Pesto (Serves 2)

1/4 head broccoli, cut into little florets

a large handful of fresh green beans

200-250g fusilli

2tbsp Quick Homemade Spinach Pesto or similar

salt and pepper

parmesan shavings and salad, to serve

  • Put the pasta in a small pot and cover with boiling salted water until al dente.
  • Steam the broccoli and green beans in a steamer basket on the stove until tender.
  • Put all the greens and pasta in one pot and mix in the pesto. Season to taste with salt and pepper, serve scattered with parmesan.


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