Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 10 minutes
Total time: 20 minutes
If you are looking for a filling but easy dish to make, then basil pesto pasta is something that you might want to try cooking. The dish is so easy to make, I even thought of skipping this “how to make pesto pasta” post.
But since there are people out there that seriously want a how to guide about pesto dishes, then let me share mine.
Your Pesto Pasta Ingredients:
375 grams of dried linguine pasta
1 cup of fresh basil leaves
2 tbsp of toasted pine nuts
1 crushed garlic clove
2 tbsp of grated Parmesan cheese
Shaved Parmesan cheese
Pink Himalayan Salt Flakes (If not available, regular salt will do)
Here’s how easy it is to make Pesto Pasta!
Add the dried linguine into a bowl of salted, boiling hot water. Wait until the linguine becomes al dente and then drain the water. Set the linguine aside.
Throw the parmesan, garlic, pine nuts and basil into a food processor and process till it becomes smooth.
With the food processor running, slowly add oil into the mixture. Make sure that the introduction of the oil is slow and consistent. The idea is to create a paste like mixture. Once this is achieved, add salt and pepper.
Get the pasta you set aside earlier and put it into a serving bowl. Add the pesto you just made. Toss, and serve.