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How To Make Pasta With Fresh Herbal Pesto

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ONE-MAN show describes how to make ITALIAN STYLE CHUTNEY "PESTO" WITH PINE NUTS (or WALNUTS)OR NO-NUTS" to be used for making a pasta dinner. ENJOY.
Ingredients
For the pasta
  Pasta 400 Gram (Cooked as per instruction son the pack)
  Water 2 Cup (32 tbs) (As needed to boil the pasta)
  Salt 1 Teaspoon (Boiled in salt water)
For the fresh herbal pesto
  Basil leaves 2 Cup (32 tbs) (1 cup Indian basil (Tulsi) + 1 cup Italian basil)
  Chilies 10 Medium (8 - 10 used)
  Lemon juice 1 Tablespoon
  Olive oil 4 Ounce
  Grated parmesan cheese 4 Ounce
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Black pepper 1 Teaspoon
  Garlic powder/Fresh garlic - 6 - 8 cloves 1 Teaspoon
  Pine nuts/Walnuts 8 Ounce
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Boil the pasta in boiling water (salted) for about 7 to 8 minutes, drain and set aside.

MAKING
2. Into a blender, add all the ingredients for the pesto and blend until smooth.
3. Add the prepared pesto to the pasta and toss well to combine.

SERVING
4. Serve with any salad and beverage of your choice.

NOTE
If you are allergic to nuts, omit the pine nuts and prepare the pesto.

Things You Will Need
1. Blender

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Italian
Course: 
Main Dish
Taste: 
Savory
Method: 
Blending
Ingredient: 
Basil
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
10 Minutes
Ready In: 
0 Minutes
Servings: 
4
US chef Bhal Dave makes it possible to prepare Italian pasta with perfection in your home kitchen. He prepares delicious pasta with pesto, a dish which you might have drooled over at restaurants. With ease and brilliance he glides through a smooth presentation, making it very simple for you to try it at home.

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