Day 19: Pasta with halloumi, red peppers, pesto & rucola

No fog, nor freezing temperatures, nor sore muscles, nor icy ground, nor morning darkness will stop us from running! A comfy, slow-paced round before 8AM makes the head ready for the day. So far it is going great, and I am still sticking to my plan.

Distance: 2km
Time:       15:30

And here, the yesterday’s delight by MRB! Pasta with homemade pesto, baked peppers and halloumi:

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125g halloumi
1 red pepper (we used the ramiro kind)
2-3 tablespoons pesto
150g of spaghetti
30g rucola
olive oil

  • pre-heat the oven to 200C. Wash the pepper, remove the seeds and cut into slices. Coat in olive oil and put into oven until soft (about 20-30 minutes)
  • slice thickly the halloumi and add to the pepper 5 minutes after it went into the oven
  • cook the pasta al dente and stir in the pesto immediately
  • divide the pasta in two plates, cover with the pepper slices and the halloumi, and decorate with rucola

100g of fresh basil
50g pine nuts
1dl olive oil
50 grated parmesan cheese

  • roast the pine nuts in a non sticky fry pan, without oil or fat
  • clean the basil with water, dry it. add the basil leaves, pine nuts and olive oil into blender, crusher or mix it. stir the parmesan into it
  • add salt and and pepper

Serves 2, with extra leftover pesto to store for a better day.



  1. blackbeanbrownies · December 9, 2014

    So simple yet so good looking.


  2. BabetaRuns · December 9, 2014


    Liked by 1 person

  3. chris · December 10, 2014

    Pain in the leg didn’t stop us either. Always happy to arrive though :D

    The food was indeed really nice

    Liked by 1 person

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