Thursday, August 19, 2010


Penne Pesto Pasta

I love the flavor of basil and pine nuts.

From Giada

2 cups fresh basil

1/4 cup toasted pine nuts

1 garlic clove

1/2 tsp salt, plus more to taste. I do not add extra.

1/4 tsp black pepper

About 2/3 cup of evoo. I usually use less as I don't like too strong of an olive oil taste.

1/2 cup fresh grate Parmesan cheese. I buy the shredding Parmesan rather than fresh but I bet the fresh taste amazing!

I use my handy dandy food processor to mix the basil, pine nuts, garlic, salt, and pepper. Next add oil while bender is running to get a smooth texture. The secret to getting the sauce thin enough to go over the noodles is to use some of the liquid from your pasta noodles.

Add sauce and cheese to pasta!

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