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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.