BM #90 Week 3 Day 3 - 

As part of an everyday meal, I made this healthy green pasta to keep my kids happy and also to celebrate my little one's birthday. Featured in the platter - Healthy Green Pasta, Coconut Brownie and Ice cream. I made the brownie (Recipe coming soon) for the midnight cake ceremony per my little one's choice.:)

My kids are fond of pasta in all its variety and when they saw this in the social media feed, they were after me to make this. To convince me that they would eat it without any complaints, they went grocery shopping all by themselves to buy the required ingredients.

This dish was done in a jiffy as I had the spaghetti cooked by the time they got back with the basil and arugula. I then made the pesto, steamed and seasoned the veggies and served immediately. I couldn't be happier to see their oohs and aahs. My little one gave me a big hug and said that I made her birthday extra special. :)

Recipe Source social media feed
Ingredients - 

Spaghetti 1/2 lb
Salt as needed
Vegetables (I used Cauliflower, Broccoli and Carrots) as needed
Seasoning for the Vegetables (Salt, Pepper, Onion Powder, Garlic Powder and Crushed Red pepper Flakes) as needed
Arugula or any other Salad Greens as needed
Fresh Mozzarella Cheese cubes as needed
For the Pesto - 
Basil Leaves 3/4 cup
Arugula 3/4 cup
Almond Meal 3/4 cup
Lime/Lemon Juice 1 tsp or as needed
Garlic 2 cloves
Olive Oil 3 Tbsp
Water 1/4 cup
Salt and Pepper as needed

Method Of Preparation -

Boil 2 liters of water with enough salt and add the spaghetti. Cook as per the instructions on the box.

While the spaghetti is cooking, get the pesto ready.

Also get the vegetables steamed and seasoned to taste.

Grind the ingredients listed under 'For the Pesto' into a fine paste.

Remove the boiling spaghetti from heat. Reserve about 2-3 tablespoons of the starchy water. Drain the spaghetti into a colander. 

Transfer the spaghetti into the pan and mix in the pesto.

Serve the warm green pasta and top it off with fresh mozzarella, steamed vegetables and salad greens.


Preparation Time 20 minutes
Serves 4
Posted by Harini R on Thursday, July 19, 2018


  1. Very interesting variation of the traditional pesto. Little things go such a long way with children.

  2. Rafeeda AR Says:
  3. I love pasta with pesto, make it once in a while at home... the platter looks delicious with the veges on the side...

  4. Sandhiya Says:
  5. The entire platter looks awesome with salad and dessert. Love the color you got on that pasta and also the flavor get into that pesto. Sounds flavorful and yummy.

  6. Srivalli Says:
  7. Its wonderful when kids pick the dish and make efforts to shop as well!..the whole platter looks appealing and look forward to that coconut brownie..

  8. Priya Suresh Says:
  9. That whole plating is just prefect for me to have rite now. Love greens loaded pesto and am sure my kids will definitely enjoy this flavor pesto.

  10. Sowmya :) Says:
  11. That’s a lovely pesto recipe...and the pasta looks fabulous!!! Yum

  12. code2cook Says:
  13. pesto pasta taste amazing, I too have made it. Looking delicious.

  14. This green pasta is looking too scrumptious. Salad on the side has added color to the pasta making it look more interesting

  15. what a great dinner - from main course to dessert!

  16. Green pesto pasta surely looks healthy and of course tasty too, would make a nice and filling meal.

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