Traditional Ligurian Pasta
|Fresh basil leaves||2 Cup (32 tbs)|
|Garlic cloves||2 Clove (10 gm)|
|Parmesan||1 Cup (16 tbs), grated|
|Pine nuts||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Extra virgin olive oil||3 Cup (48 tbs)|
|Fresh green beans||1 Cup (16 tbs), cut into one inch pieces|
|Potato||1 Large, cubed into ½-inch pieces|
1.Boil water for cooking pasta.
2.Cut and peel the potatoes and beans.
2.Combine basil, garlic, pine nuts, Parmesan and 3 tablespoons olive oil in a blender.
3.With the blender running drizzle remaining olive oil into blender and blend until you have a smooth paste.
4.When the water comes to a boil add the pasta, green beans and potatoes.
5.Cook until pasta, green beans and potatoes are done.
6.Drain pasta and toss with about 4 tablespoons pesto, just enough to lightly coat the pasta, green beans and potatoes.
7.Serve with some extra Parmesan.
Use what you need and store the remaining pesto in the refrigerator.
Calories 2313 Calories from Fat 1766
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 193 g296.4%
Saturated Fat 17.3 g86.4%
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 17 mg5.7%
Sodium 408.3 mg17%
Total Carbohydrates 104 g34.7%
Dietary Fiber 8.1 g32.4%
Sugars 6.4 g
Protein 30 g60.2%
Vitamin A 14.9% Vitamin C 29.9%
Calcium 33.6% Iron 28.2%
*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet