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Macaroni Al Pesto

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Ingredients
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm)
  Basil sprigs 2
  Salt 4 Teaspoon
  Finely chopped pine nuts/Walnuts 1 Tablespoon
  Grated parmesan cheese 5 Tablespoon
  Cayenne pepper 1 Pinch
  Olive oil 6 Tablespoon
  Macaroni 1 Pound
Directions

Peel and crush the garlic and chop the basil with a little salt, to prevent it from discoloring.
Place the nuts, garlic, basil, cheese and cayenne pepper in a mortar and crush until a fine mixture is formed.
(If you do not have a pestle and mortar, the ingredients can be blended in the blender.) Gradually beat 5 tablespoons of the oil into the cheese and basil mixture.
The sauce should be of the same consistency as creamed butter.
Cook the macaroni in boiling salted water until al dente (just tender, but not soggy).
Drain, toss in the remaining oil and spoon into a hot dish.
Spoon over the pesto (the herb sauce) and serve at once.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Italian
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Mixing
Ingredient: 
Nut
Interest: 
Healthy
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
10 Minutes
Ready In: 
20 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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