Spinach Pesto Pasta - Healthy dinner recipe - Kids friendly recipe - Pasta recipes

My kids love pasta. I try to include Spinach / any keerai as part of our meal every alternate days. After higher grades my kids seldom come home for lunch during school days. So I started incorporating the vegetables as part of dinner. I wanted to try spinach pesto for quite sometime. Not sure kids would like it. Last weekend my kids went out for seminar in the school. So for dinner they wanted pasta. So I made spinach pesto pasta. Kids loved it. It is perfect way to include green leafy vegetable into kids meal plan

Pasta / Macaroni - 3 cups (cooked)
Spinach - 1 bunch (medium)
Garlic - 4 Pods
Small Onion / Shallots - 5
Walnuts - 7-10
Olive oil - 1/4 cup
Coriander leaves - 1/4 cup
Green chillies - 2
Cheese - 2 tablespoon + 2 tablespoon
Salt to taste


Cook the pasta / Macaroni  per instruction on the package. Drain it and keep it aside
Grind Garlic, Shallots, Green chillies and Coriander leaves into smooth paste. Add Spinach and Walnuts. 
Grind to smooth paste. Add Olive oil, 2 tablespoon of cheese and salt. And grind it to smooth paste. Keep it aside
Heat the pan and add grinded paste. Fry till raw smell goes off. 
Add cooked pasta and mix well. Cook for another 3-5 mins. Add 2 tablespoon of cheese. Mix well.
Serve hot