Making The Freshest Basil Pesto Pasta
Yields1 ServingPrep Time15 minsCook Time5 minsTotal Time20 mins
A classic, simple basil pesto pasta is just oh-so-delicious. Today, we’re showing you how to make fresh basil pesto, which is then tossed immediately with hot pasta.
Ingredients for Pesto:
130 g freash basil leaf
325 g extra Virgin Olive Oil
80 g pine Nut, toasted (walnuts work too)
1 clove garlic
85 g parmesan Cheese
25 g pecorino cheese (If not available, substitute with Parmesan entirely)
20 g unsalted Butter
½ tsp salt
2 ice cubes
*Set aside 4 servings of pasta if you’re making the pasta dish
Using the Kenwood Food Processor, blend pesto ingredients until smooth. Set aside.
In a pot of boiling salted water (put at least a few tablespoons of salt – be generous!), cook pasta for 1 to 2 minutes until al-dente. Drain and remove from water.
In a pan on medium-high heat, heat pesto sauce and add cooked pasta. Toss well and serve hot.