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Herby Pesto and Feta Pasta

Herby Pesto Pasta

A great recipe for using up soft garden herbs. The beauty with this pesto is that you can freeze it in ice cube trays and pop out the cubes as and when you want to use it (it defrosts very quickly in microwave) - dinner was ready in less than 10 minutes!


| Serves: 4 | Prep Time: 15 Minutes | Cook Time: 15 Minutes | Total Time: 30 Minutes |


  • For the pesto:
  • Large handful each of Basil, Parsley, Mint and Dill (discard stalks)
  • 100g Toasted Pine Nuts
  • Large Handful of grated Parmesan
  • 3 TBSP Creme Fraiche
  • Oil to loosen into saucy consistency
  • Plenty of Salt and Pepper
  • To serve 4 adults: 400g Spaghetti
  • 200g Feta, crumbled


  • Step 1: Whizz all of the pesto ingredients together in a food processor and slowly add the oil until you get the right consistency.
  • Step 2: Cook pasta, drain and stir through 4 heaped TBSP of the pesto (you can freeze the leftover pesto in ice cube trays). Serve in pasta bowls and sprinkle over feta.

| Author: Beth Sachs | Date: 11th August 2011 |


  1. Love this herby pesto. It seems to me it would be a perfect foil for fish too!So many wonderful options!

  2. I always have absil .When possible in teh garden.And like now in the winter on the windowseal inside
    Not only I am estetic about aroma of thsi plant but I love my pesto made from scratch(very eaasy) aswell.Great dish:)

  3. This looks delicious Beth!

  4. I love pesto. It's so healthy. Love your spaghetti with pesto.

  5. I love the ice cube tray idea! Makes it even easier to make this gorgeous pasta dish.

  6. I am so totally obsessed with feta at the moment - can't think of much better to team it with than pesto and pasta

  7. I've just stumbled across this recipe and I really like it, it's simple and healthy but looks yummy! Thanks for sharing :)

  8. Hello everyone from the Amish community of Lebanon,Pa. Richard from Amish Stories.

  9. Wwe love anything with pine nuts and feta in, looks really tasty Beth!


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