Pesto Pasta

True to the name, here’s a true meatless dish you can enjoy this Monday!

PastaWithPesto

Ingredients:

  • 375 grams dried linguine pasta
  • 1 cup fresh basil leaves
  • 2 Tbsp pine nuts, toasted
  • 1 piece garlic clove, crushed
  • 2 Tbsp grated Parmesan cheese
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp shaved parmesan cheese, to serve

Procedure:

  1. Cook pasta in a saucepan of boiling salted water, following packet directions until it becomes tender. Drain. Return to pan.
  2. Meanwhile, process basil, pine nuts, garlic, and parmesan in a blender, scraping down sides occasionally, until almost smooth.
  3. With motor running, add oil in a slow, steady stream. Process to combine.
  4. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. Add pesto to pasta. Toss to combine. Serve.

 

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