Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Ravioli with fresh herb dressing

Another goodie & quickie for mid week no fuss dinners from Bill Granger, Bills Food
Hope to get back to more elaborate cooking with time but as you all keep pointing out, I do need some sleep time now too!

Ravioli with fresh herb dressing

A handful of green beans
1kg fresh ricotta ravioli
a handful of fresh basil leaves, for serving
shavings of parmesan, for serving

Fresh Herb Dressing
20g (1 cup) fresh flat leaf parsley leaves
30g (1 cup) fresh basil leaves
25g (1 cup) English spinach
1 garlic clove
125ml (1/2 cup) extra virgin olive oil
3 tablespoons lemon juice
freshly ground black pepper

Bring a large saucepan of salted water to the boil, add the beans & cook them for 2 minutes. Scoop them out, refresh in cold water & slice them all in half lengthways. Add the ravioli to the saucepan & when the ravioli float to the top, scoop them out with a slotted spoon & put them in a large bowl with the herb dressing. Stir lightly to combine, then divide among 4 serving bowls. Top with basil leaves & parmesan.

To make dressing, place all ingredients, except the salt & pepper, in a blender & pulse briefly until just combined & smooth. Season with salt & pepper.


KikiMiss said...

You really are on a high!! I'm so envious and hungry.

Linda said...

this looks delish. love the photo.