Quick Pasta with Basil Pesto

A quick and easy lunch. The Basil Pesto is very healthy and the cottage cheese provides protein.



  • measuring cup
  • measuring spoons
  • medium saucepan
  • colander
  • pair of scissors
  • large spoon


  • 6 cups (1 ½ litres) of water
  • 3 cups (250 g) fun pasta, we used dinosaur shapes
  • 1 T (15 ml) olive oil
  • 1 t (5 ml) Ina Paarman’s Pasta Spice
  • 125 g Ina Paarman’s Basil Pesto
  • chunky cottage cheese

Bring the water to the boil, add pasta and cook fast for 8 – 10 minutes or according to pack instructions. Drain in a colander. Return the pasta to the pot. Toss with oil, Pasta Spice and Basil Pesto.

Serve topped with a generous spoonful of cottage cheese.

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