Basil-Pine Nut Pesto
Basil-Pine Nut Pesto is a very simple sauce that takes less than 5 minutes to make. Also called, Pesto Alla Genovese, this sauce can be made ahead of time and can be used when needed making it a handy sauce for busy days.
Servings: 3 people
- 1 cup Basil leaves Packed
- 2 tablespoon Pine nuts
- 1 clove Garlic
- ¼ cup Extra virgin olive oil
- to taste Salt
- 3 tablespoon Parmesan cheese Freshly grated
- ½ lb Spaghetti
Place the basil, pine nuts, garlic, salt, and half of the olive oil in a blender and blend until the mixture is smooth.
Add the cheese and the rest of the olive oil and blend until smooth and creamy.
Meanwhile, cook the pasta based on the package instructions. Reserve ¼ cup of pasta water and then drain the pasta in a colander.
Mix half of the pesto with the spaghetti and add a few tablespoon of reserved pasta water. Add more pesto if needed and serve!
The Basil-Pine Nut Pesto can be stored in the refrigerator for up to a week. If storing, add a thin layer of olive oil on top to prevent discoloration.
Calories: 507kcal | Carbohydrates: 58g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 86mg | Potassium: 241mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 463IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 92mg | Iron: 2mg