Pesto Pasta Recipe

INGREDIENTS

For the pesto sauce:
1 cup fresh basil leaves
1/8 cup almonds
2.5 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 small-medium garlic clove
1 tsp Catch black pepper powder
A pinch of salt
For cooking pasta:
1 cup pasta
4 cups water
1/3 tsp salt

Accompaniments with Pesto Pasta:

  • Cherry tomatoes

INSTRUCTIONS

1) Heat a pan and add 1/8 cup almonds in it.

2) Roast the almonds for about 1-2 minutes. Remove the almonds and let them cool.

3) Grind the almonds, once cooled down.

4) Crush them coarsely.

5) Add 1 cup basil leaves, garlic cloves, Catch black pepper powder and salt.

6) Begin to crush the basil leaves and add the olive oil.

7) Grind to a semi fine consistency.

8) Remove the pesto in a mixing bowl.

9) Cook the pasta in water and add some salt.

10) Drain the water from the pasta, once cooked.

11) Mix the pasta with the pesto sauce.

12) Serve hot and garnish with cheese.

Recipe Notes/ Suggestions:

  • If using ready-made pesto sauce, then add 4-5 tbsp of sauce to the cooked pasta.
  • You can also add some lemon juice.

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