WHB #104: Spaghetti with thyme-flavoured carrot pesto

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This week we celebrate the two year anniversary of Weekend Herb Blogging with part two of the The Doubly Delicious Two Year Celebration. Bloggers are invited to post any recipe with at least one vegetable and one herb for this special WHB event. I began to blog about herbs since the 20th edition of WHB and I still have fun. Last year I featured parsley as my favourite herb in combination with potatoes. This year I had a „little“ problem with my herbs in the garden, but the thyme survived all attacks. Normally I would combine carrots – the one and only vegetable all members of the family love- with parsley, but than I found the recipe for

Spaghetti with thyme-flavoured carrot pesto

Spaghetti mit Möhrenpesto

A great and delicious combination. My sons were impressed, so was I.

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Title: Spaghetti with thyme-flavoured carrot pesto
Categories: Pasta, Vegetarian
Yield: 4 Servings

Ingredients

500 grams   Carrots, finely diced
150 grams   Shallots
1     Red chili pepper, finely diced
50 grams   Parmesan, grated
350 grams   Spaghetti
      Salt
2 tablesp.   Olive oil
      Pepper
2 tablesp.   Honey
2 tablesp.   Thyme, the leaves
50 grams   Pine nuts
1     Lemon, the zest, grated
125 grams   Goat’s cheese

Source

  meine Familie und ich, Nr. 9 September 2007
  Edited *RK* 10/09/2007 by
  Ulrike Westphal

Directions

1. Cook pasta until firm to bite. Sautée carrots, shallots and chili pepper in hot oil, salt and pepper and caramelise with honey. Cook on low heat about 5 minutes. Add the thyme leaves.

2. Toast pine nuts in a pan until golden. Add parmesan and pine nuts to the vegetable mixture and blend coarsely.

3. Arrange pesto with spaghetti, garnish with pieces of goat’s cheese and fresh thyme.

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9 thoughts on “WHB #104: Spaghetti with thyme-flavoured carrot pesto

  1. Kalyn (Gast)

    Very unique
    What a very unique and interesting idea for a variation of pesto. I love the flavor of thyme with carrots, and the additions of pine nuts and goat cheese both sound wonderful! Thanks for helping us celebrate two years of WHB, and good luck with the kitchen remodeling!

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  2. Randy at http://music-db.net/

    REPLY:
    Lecker!!
    Oh man da bekomm ich gleich Hunger… Das werd ich mal heut zum Mittag versuchen!! Danke

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  3. katie (Gast)

    Thyme for Cooking
    I love carrots with thyme – and add in the goat cheese.. I’m guessing this was a bit hit at your house! I’ve done something similar with spinach, but now I have to try this.

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  4. Farmgirl Susan (Gast)

    This looks wonderful!
    I love organic carrots and always have several pounds on hand in the fridge, but I never thought to turn them into pesto. And I have lots of thyme in the garden that really needs to make its way into the kitchen. Thanks for such an inspiring recipe. Can’t wait to try it! : )

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