My son Ted is 6 years old and has always been a bit of a fussy eater. As a mum with a fussy eater I’m always trying to think of new ways to get a few greens into his stomach. There are lots of foods he says he doesn’t like or won’t eat. Even ones I don’t think he’s tried yet. Although, what I don’t think Ted has realised is I do love a challenge. Even when it gets hard, I do try to keep my cool and I simply ask him to try it.
While I was making this dish Ted was in the kitchen watching me make it. He asked me what it was called. I told Ted it was a curry pesto but he called it ‘Green Lantern’ Pasta. I find making a pesto with pasta a brilliant way to get little green veggies into his digestive system. I know experts will tell you not to hide vegetables but when you can’t get one inside your son’s stomach then this is a great meal for the whole family to try.
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- Baking tray
- Measuring Jug
- Food processor
- Tomatoes x 4 large on the vine
- Garlic x 3 – 4 cloves
- Coriander x 1 large handful
- Olive oil x 40mls plus extra for drizzling
- Cashew nuts x 100g
- Ground ginger x 1 – 2 tsps
- Ground Tumeric x 1 tsp
- Garam Masala x 2 tsp
- Salt and pepper to your tastes
- Preheat the oven to 200ºC and put the baking tray in at the same time.
- Once the oven is preheated take the baking tray out and add the tomatoes and garlic.
- Then drizzle over with olive oil and season with salt and pepper to taste.
- Place in the oven for 30 – 40 minutes or until the tomatoes start to burst with juice.
- Remove from the oven and leave to cool.
- When the garlic and tomatoes have cooled, add them to the food processor along with the corriander, olive oil, cashew nuts, ground ginger, ground tumeric, garam masala and a little more salt and pepper.
- Blend for a good five minutes and serve with a cooked pasta of your choice!
Curry Pesto or Green Lantern Pasta was a delicious dish that we all really enjoyed. Even Ted thought it was OK. He wasn’t blown away by it but he didn’t say, ‘err don’t like it’. Which is his usual response to most meals, apart from burgers, sausages, and cheese and pickle sandwiches! I made this pesto and I stored half in the fridge overnight. My husband Howard and I ate the rest for lunch the next day. The bonus of this meal is it can be made and stored in the freezer for another occasion. So you can make double and eat it again soon. However you decide to eat this dish, as always, please enjoy. Thank you xxx