Spaghetti With Basil Pesto

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Spaghetti With Basil PestoThis is quick and simple to make and can be served with Parmesan cheese and salad.  If you want, you can add chopped cold chicken or cooked prawns to add more interest and flavours.  (These are not included in the ingredients listed for this recipe.)

Spaghetti With Basil Pesto

Spaghetti With Basil Pesto
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Serves: 2
  • Half glove a garlic, sliced
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Handful of pine nuts very lightly toasted
  • 3 handfuls of basil leaves (picked off the stems)
  • Handful of grated Parmesan
  • Few glugs of virgin olive oil
  • Squeeze of lemon
  1. Mash the garlic, sea salt and black pepper with a pestle and mortar.
  2. Place the basil leaves, toasted pine nuts, Parmesan and mashed garlic in a blender.
  3. Drizzle about a tablespoon of olive oil over the top and blend.
  4. Open top of blender and drizzle in more olive oil and blend until you have a gritty pesto – you don’t want a smooth pesto.
  5. Add more salt, pepper and/or lemon juice to taste.
  6. Set aside.
  7. Cook the spaghetti according to the instructions.
  8. In a big bowl mix the spaghetti and the basil pesto.
  9. Add chicken or fish (optional).
  10. Serve with grated Parmesan.


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