Monday, October 25, 2010

Homemade Green Tea Pasta With Mint Pesto

Green tea which also called as matcha, neither the name is my family's favourite and it's a risk making something with it. haha.... Yes, I dare to take the risk for this time and see what they have to say about it. I've reduced two third of the green tea powder and that is why the pasta doesn't look as green as what I'm expecting. Hopefully, my picky eater will not reject this.

Now, here's the recipe

Ingredients for Green Tea Pasta :
300gm all purpose flour
3 tspn green tea/matcha powder (I used 1 tspn)
3 large eggs, lightly beaten
a pinch of salt

Method :
Place all ingredients in a big bowl. Mix untill ingredients untill well combined. Remove dough and knead on a flat surface to form a soft, smooth and elastic dough. Leave to rest for 30 mins. Divide into 4 portions. Then cut the dough into shape as desired by machine or by hand.

Ingredients for Mint Pesto:
2 cups cilantro leaves
2 cups mint leaves
1 cup olive oil
1 tspn salt
4 tbsp hazelnut meal
2 tbsp lemon juice
(Blend all ingredient untill well mixed and store in a jar and keep refrigerated)
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FOR THE PREPARATION :
Bring a large pot of salted water to boil. Cook pasta untill all dente. Strain and add in 1-1/2 tbsp of pesto and some cherry tomatoes, mix well. And serve with Parmesan cheese and shredded guava paste.

Pasta rolling is never an easy task for me. A lot of energy is needed. I think I should get a pasta machine soon. The hand made pasta looks a little thick but it's still Ok! I'll have to say the combination between green tea and pesto is excellence. It's totally GREEN and it very delicious! The addition of guava paste is a bonus. It's like having a brownie with ice-cream! haha.... GET IT! Thanks Lyndsey for your lovely guava paste. Still keeping some for something else! And about my picky eater, he loves it. I'm planning to make some on next week with more green tea powder. yay....

*Yesterday, my boy accidentally press on the publish button on this post while I'm half way down loading the photos. I only realized it a few hours later. Thanks so much for your comments.

50 comments:

Peanutts said...

Hi, either something is wrong with my internet ....... or the recipe has disappeared some where :). have a nice day

denise @ quickies on the dinner table said...

Oh dear Kristy :P I can't find the recipe either!!?!?

I'll check back again later ;)

Elin said...

Ohhhh looks delish. Mint and Green Tea...am trying to combine the two together..mmmmm wonderful ! Kristy and those beetroot...a healthy pasta ! Thanks for the mint pesto.

denise @ quickies on the dinner table said...

LOL There it is!!!

This is a very daring combination Kristy! I love the colour contrast and the pesto sounds divine - I do love cilantro! The garnish of guava paste strips is very pretty but I also thought it was sliced beetroot before I read the all the way down :D

Jeannie said...

Wow, home made pasta, looks good Kristy...I don't think we can get guava paste here.

petite nyonya said...

Wow, Kristy, you made pasta from scratch?? Amazing indeed. Sounds like an adventure to me. a daring one :). Yes, buy a pasta machine. Not very ex...about RM3o plus can get one. Well done !!

Wai Kitt said...

wah!homemade pasta?!Great!Give you a big clap hand sound!But i don't think i would like the green tea taste loh,the mint is ok for me.

alwayswinner786 said...

Hi Kristy,
That' a great combo of green tea pasta (when it is home made it is more delicious) and mint pesto! yummy dish!

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) said...

this sound like a great combo!

Peanutts said...

oooooooooh finally can see the recipe :). wonder how it tastes like with the green tea in it :)

Fimère said...

des pâtes à base de thé vert!!! une superbe idée
l'assiette m'a l'air bien appétissante, elle me donne envie de passer à table
bonne journée

Heavenly Housewife said...

Ah cool, yesterday i came by but something was wrong with your page. I love this recipe. I am going to try to make pasta too this winter, its one of my goals. I love the flavour, green tea pasta. I might try this with salmon.
*kisses* HH

cherry potato said...

I like those food with green tea taste, but haven't try this type of pasta before. This sound great oh!

Alice Law said...

I love green tea and I couldn't have enough of pasta, what a great combination! Btw, where to buy cilantro leaves? Can't we replace with other ingredient? Thanks for sharing!

have a great day Kristy!

lena said...

you are a terrific cook and with all your creations..just awesome!

Lyndsey said...

I was wondering why I couldn't see your post yesterday! I was also wondering how the green tea went over with your family because I knew it was not your favorite. It is not my favorite eaither, but I do have some matcha powder that I try to use in things just so I get some of it's goodness into my diet! I am going to make your pasta... look easier than making spinach pasta! :D

I thought that looked like guava paste on top...never would of thought of that! Can't wait to see what else you come up with!

Have a wonderful evening Kristy!
Cheers!

My Little Space said...

Elin : I tell you! You have to get the pasta machine for this. Gosh, it was so tiring to knead & roll at the same time. I'll get one from Giant on my next trip there, not more than $30! My place selling it about $80. lol!

Denise : Ya, it does look like beetroot strips! I think guava paste is something not easy to find here. It's a gift from Lyndsey, a blogger friend.

Jeannie : Ya, I know! The guava paste was sent to me from Lyndsey!

Jos : I didn't buy it earlier because I don't think I'll need one! Giant hypermarket selling very cheap but my place selling it about $80.

Waikitt : Just add a little at a time! Even my picky eater is loving it.

Sutapa : Thank you. Glad you like it too! You've been busy, girl! Take care.

Sonia : Yes, it is! Thank you!

Peanutts : Taste real GREEN!

HH : Ahh.. wishing you luck! Looking forward to the upcoming post.^_^

Chin : Now, I am addicted to pesto sauce! haha.... Honestly, the sauce is really delicious.

Alice : Cilantro is 'yin sei'! You can get them from the wet market or supermarket easily. No worries! If you can find cilantro, you can replace it with celetry leaves. But cilantro is much stronger in flavour.

Lena : Thank you so much for your sweet comment. And glad you like this recipe too.

Thanks everyone for visiting and spending your time with me. It's great hearing from you. And am glad you like this recipe too.
Hope you're all having a terrific day and enjoy.

No more blue Monday!

Cheers, Kristy

Emily Malloy said...

Green tea pasta?!?!? Nuh uh. That's the best thing ever!

My Little Space said...

Lyndz : Hi Hi there, good morning to you! It's still Sunday over the other side of the globe, right? Lucky you! haha... Yes, it's guava paste and I still have some for other stuffs. No plans yet! My refrigerator was down since 2 days ago. I'm now using those oooler box for storage. :o( Have to go to the market everyday. Arrrr.... just hated it!

Fimere : Merci, am glad you love this too!

Thank you ladies for spending your time here with me today.

Hope you're having a great day. Enjoy!

Cheers, kristy

Cheah said...

Wow, home made pasta! Kristy, you've done it again!

mr. pineapple man said...

genius of you to make green tea noodles!

Zoe said...

Green tea pasta...That's interesting!

tigerfish said...

Wooo...so healthy and nutritious esp the made-from-scratch green tea pasta. I thought the shredded guava paste are beets! :O

Jess @ Bakericious said...

sound so healthy and Kristy, you are wonder woman, everything make from scratch!

Elin said...

I am going to get one that's for sure. hey you can go over to Singapore and get the good one :) should be cheaper but then the conversion it will be expenisve :p

Barbara said...

I'm impressed you made your own pasta, Kristy! And guava paste on top? Very unusual! Makes a lovely presentation.

Angie's Recipes said...

Green tea noodles? wow...that sounds grand.

Dimah said...

Interesting! it sounds so healthy and delicious!

Sweet and Savory said...

My Friend, you get more clever by the day. I am impressed.

I thought I hated cilantro and mistakenly bought a whole bunch, last week. Once, I had it, I had to use it and it was good. Making mistakes pay off and I do make my share.


I have a big smile on my face, each time, I see you on my blog, sharing in My Meatless Mondays. I feel like, a special guest has come to cheer me on. Thanks.

pigpigscorner said...

Mint and green tea?? Very interesting!

Chow and Chatter said...

this looks beautiful i love tea and tea pasta sounds heavenly

Karen said...

Wow...what an interesting dish! I've never heard of green tea pasta before. I bet it's good with the mint pesto. Looks yummy!

Barbara Bakes said...

I decided I needed a pasta machine next time I make pasta too. Love the green color. It justs makes it seem so much healthier.

Kimberly Peterson said...

Machine or no machine, I am impressed you made your own pasta from scratch! I need to get on to that, lol. So lazy sometimes... hehe. Green tea pasta sounds divine!

Little Inbox said...

I love the everything home made.

The Chambs said...

Hi Kristy!
Following you back from He Cooks, iEat. www.lifewiththechambs.blogspot.com

The banner for your blogs is absolutely adorable!!!!!

Have a great day!

My Little Space said...

Cheah : Thank you! Your 'Ham Dan Sou' are very yummy as well! ^_^

Mr PM : Hi there, welcome to my humble little space. Hope to hear from you more often.

Zoe : And it's delicious too!

tigerfish : Yeap, it's guava paste!

Jess : Thank you! So sweet of you to say that. I'm still learning!

Elin : S'pore is too far! Better get it here.

Barbara : Yeap, that's guava paste!

Angie : Thanks!

Dimah : ^_^ thank you!

Chaya : You're always welcome! And same to you.

Ann (PPC): Yes, it's a wonderful combination. Thanks!

Rebecca : Thanks! Glad you like it too.

Karen : You get those readymade green tea pasta from any Japanese stores!

Barbara : And the green tea smell terrific too!

Kimberly : HI there, welcome to my humble little space. Hope to hear from you often.

Little Inbox : ^_^ Thank you!

The Chambs : Hi there, welcome to my little space and hope to hear from you more !

Thanks everyone for visiting and spending you time here with me.
Am glad you like this green pasta too! Hope to hear form you more often.
Have a wonderful day, guys!

Cheers, Kristy

Foodessa said...

Now Kristy...you've certainly got my attention. Coming from a die-hard Italian pasta lover...this one has me with my mouth wide open.
I surely can't say that your not adventurous in that kitchen of yours.

You've certainly made a difference to a plate I thought I knew so well. LOL

Ciao for now,
Claudia

Andrea@WellnessNotes said...

The pasta sounds unique. I would definitely give it a try! And the pesto sounds lovely. Another unique, beautiful, and, I'm sure, tasty creation!

Blackswan said...

Oops, I'm late this time. Wow, this looks like a pro job... well, done, Kristy! I could never do that. I'm just too lazy :<

Biren @ Roti n Rice said...

Wow...homemade green tea pasta! Sounds really good. I like the pesto with the hazelnut meal. Maybe I'll give the pesto a try as I do have some hazelnut meal in the fridge :)

MacKenzie @ Fighting the Pudge said...

Kristy, you blow my mind. The pasta is a work of art. My husband loves it too! Anything with pesto rules! Nice work, woman! xx

Indie.Tea said...

Wow, that looks so delicious and prettily verdant. I've never thought of using mint in pesto, what a unique variation.

My Little Space said...

Claudia : Haha.... Oh thank you so much for your nice words. I hope you will love the green tea flavour pasta.

Andrea : I think this is quite a nice diet recipe for everyone!

Shirley : Haha... Not lazy, you're just too busy to do so! Besides, S'pore got so many fantastic restaurants around. So, don't need to make your own often.

Mac : Thanks alot, woman! Champagne anyone? haha....

Indie : Hi there, welcome to my little space and nice to have you around. Hope to hear from you more often.

Thanks ladies for stopping by and spending your time here with me. I hope you will enjoy the recipe and have fun! Have a great day.

Best wishes,
Kristy

My Little Space said...

Oh gosh nearly miss you out, Biren!

Thanks so much for stopping by and hope you will enjoy this green tea pasta with your family. Trust me you need a pasta machine for this!
Have a great day.

Cheers, Kristy

CheapAppetite said...

wow. Love those colors together. Green Tea and Guava Paste. Very interesting combo! :) Great work Kristy

alison said...

mint pesto,what a feast !

Otehlia said...

Perfect! I just bought green tea soba noodles at the Asian food store. I love the sound of your pesto, and my kids love any pesto. I will have to try that!

buy tea online said...

Today, tea is the most widely consumed beverage in the world, second only to water. Hundreds of millions of people drink tea around the world, and studies suggest that green tea in particular has many health benefits.

My Little Space said...

Tana : Weird, right! haha....

Alison : Thank you!

Othelia : Thanks! Hope you will like it.

Thanks ladies for visiting. Hope you're having a great day and enjoy the recipe.

Cheers, Kristy

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