Month: June 2012

Pasta al pesto

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This will probably be my last post this month before heading to Spain. I promised a friend that I would post a pasta recipe. So, to keep my promise behold the first pasta recipe of my blog: Pasta with pesto. The picture isn’t pretty but hey I’m not a professional photographer 🙂

Ingredients:

  • Pasta (I prefer linguine or tagliatelle)
  • 2 to 3 garlic cloves
  • bunch of fresh basil leaves
  • 5 tablespoons olive oil
  • Parmesan cheese (grated)
  • handful of pine nuts
  • salt and pepper
  • pasta cheese (optional)

Mix the pine nuts, garlic cloves and basil leaves in a food processor. Mix until you get a smooth consistency. Take your sauce in a bowl and add olive oil and salt and pepper to it. Cook the pasta. Drain it and place it back on the heat. Mix with the pesto mixture. Stir a couple of times (to cut the overwhelming smell of garlic) and add the parmesan cheese. Stir until the cheese is melted and remove from heat. As you wish you can garnish it with pasta cheese (a mix of mozzarella, emmental and gouda).

Serve with salad!

Buon appetito!