Flavor-Packed Pesto Pasta
Picture this: a plate of al dente pasta tossed in a vibrant green symphony of basil, garlic, pine nuts, and Parmesan. This Flavor-Packed Pesto Pasta recipe is not just a meal; it’s a journey through the sun-soaked hills of Italy, a celebration of fresh, aromatic ingredients that dance on your taste buds.
- 250g of your favorite pasta
- 2 cups fresh basil leaves, packed
- 3 cloves garlic
- 1/2 cup pine nuts, toasted
- 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 1 cup extra-virgin olive oil
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Boil the pasta until al dente; reserve a cup of pasta water.
- In a food processor, combine basil, garlic, pine nuts, and Parmesan; pulse until finely chopped.
- With the processor running, slowly pour in the olive oil until the pesto is smooth. Season with salt and pepper.
- Toss the cooked pasta with the pesto, adding reserved pasta water if needed for consistency.
- Serve hot, garnished with extra Parmesan and a sprinkle of pine nuts.
Prep time: 15 minutes | Cook time: 10 minutes
A delightful pesto pasta that captures the essence of Italian cuisine, this dish is a burst of flavors that will transport you to the heart of the Mediterranean.
Nutritional information: Calories per serving – 450 kcal, Protein – 12g, Fat – 35g, Carbohydrates – 30g
Make this Flavor-Packed Pesto Pasta the star of your dinner table and embark on a culinary adventure that promises satisfaction with every forkful.