Basil Pesto Pasta | How to make Basil Pesto Pasta

By Ruchira Hoon  |  29th Dec 2015  |  
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About Basil Pesto Pasta Recipe

Make it with Penne, Fettucine or Spaghetti, the star of the show is definitely fresh pesto

Basil Pesto Pasta is an authentic dish which is perfect to serve on all occasions. The Basil Pesto Pasta is delicious and has an amazing aroma. Basil Pesto Pasta by Ruchira Hoon will help you to prepare the perfect Basil Pesto Pasta in your kitchen at home. Basil Pesto Pasta needs 5 minutes for the preparation and 15 minutes for cooking. In the BetterButter app, you will find the step by step process of cooking Basil Pesto Pasta. This makes it easy to learn how to make the delicious Basil Pesto Pasta. In case you have any questions on how to make the Basil Pesto Pasta you can comment on the page below. The "What's cooking" feature on the BetterButter app can help you connect with our home chefs like Ruchira Hoon. Basil Pesto Pasta will surely satisfy the taste buds of your guests and you will get compliments from your guests.

Basil Pesto Pasta

Ingredients to make Basil Pesto Pasta

  • For the pesto:
  • 2 cups of fresh basil leaves
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1/3 cup pinenuts
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • salt to taste
  • For the pasta:
  • 300 grams pasta of your choice
  • Water for boiling
  • salt to taste
  • Parmesan cheese to garnish
  • pinenuts to garnish

How to make Basil Pesto Pasta

  1. In a large pot start by boiling the water and adding salt to it. Add the pasta to it and let it cook till just done or al dente. Drain and keep aside
  2. Wash the basil leaves and keep aside. In a blender grind together the pinenuts, garlic and a bit of salt until coarse.
  3. Add the cheese to it and a bit of oil and whiz it again. Add all the basil leaves, more olive oil and a squeeze of lemon juice and blitz until you get a coarse paste. Adjust seasoning.
  4. Toss the pesto with the warm pasta. Top with cheese and pinenuts and serve.

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