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Simple Basil Pesto

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Ingredients
  Fresh basil leaves 2 Ounce (60 Grams)
  Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm)
  Pine nuts 2 Tablespoon
  Extra virgin olive oil 3 1⁄2 Fluid Ounce (100 Milliliter)
  Freshly grated parmesan 7 Tablespoon
  Salt To Taste
  Dried pasta 1 Pound (500 Grams)
Directions

Place basil, garlic, pine nuts and olive oil in a food processor; pulse until smooth.
Transfer to a bowl.
Stir in parmesan until well combined.
Add salt to taste.
Set aside or store .
Cook pasta in a large pot of boiling, salted water, until firm to the bite if serving hot or just firm to the bite if serving as a salad.
Drain pasta, reserving 1/2 cup pasta water.
Return pasta with the pesto to the warm pasta pot.
Toss well to coat, adding reserved water as needed.
Serve immediately or at room temperature.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
Italian
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Boiled
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Basil
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes
Ready In: 
50 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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