Pasta Al Pesto | How to make Pasta Al Pesto

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Created on 30th May 2017
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About Pasta Al Pesto

Linguine or spaghetti flavoured with pesto sauce ( basil - garlic sauce)

Pasta Al Pesto is an aromatic, flavorful and delicious dish which is very much popular in Italian. The name itself get juices flowing in your mouth and this dish has a heavenly experience in every bite. When Pasta Al Pesto is cooked perfectly it can turn into a dish beyond excellence. It is a recipe of delight which no one can resist. You can try this amazing Pasta Al Pesto at the restaurants and you can also prepare it at your home. People of different region prepare this dish differently according to their own taste. This quick and easy recipe requires only 10 minute for the preparation and 20 minute to cook it perfectly. On the Better Butter website, you can find the recipe of Pasta Al Pesto by mallika kappagantula in step by step with pictures so you can easily learn how to cook the perfect Pasta Al Pesto at your home without any difficulties. Pasta Al Pesto is one of the representative dishes of Italian which you can serve in any special occasions.

  • Prep Time10mins
  • Cook Time20mins
  • Serves4People
Pasta Al Pesto

Ingredients to make Pasta Al Pesto

  • Spaghetti 1 pack
  • Extra virgin olive oil 1/2 cup
  • Fresh basil leaves 1 cup (mostly available in big basket)
  • Garlic 5-6 cloves
  • salt as per taste
  • Pine nuts, almonds or walnuts (i added almond) 6-7
  • French beans ( cut into two) 4-5
  • Potatoes (thinly sliced) 2

How to make Pasta Al Pesto

  1. Firstly, take a deep pan and fill water uro 3/4 ths, add salt and 2 tbsps of olive oil and boil until bubbles come up.
  2. Now as the spaghetti and boil till it is soft and completely cooled, tough Italians pause the cooking of pasta just before it is completely soft.
  3. Boil the potatoes and French beans and keep them aside.
  4. For pesto sauce, grind together the basil leaves, garlic, nuts, salt and olive oil into a fine smooth paste.
  5. Now on a low flame, take a thick pan, add olive oil, cooked spaghetti, boiled potatoes and beans and the finely ground pesto sauce.
  6. Mix them well and switch off the flame.
  7. Garnish the pasta with some toasted nuts, basil leaves and a generous pour of extra virgin olive oil.
  8. Voila... Pasta Al Pesto Lisa ready to gobble...
My Tip: Quantity of basil and garlic can be adjusted according to taste as they have a strong flavor.

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