Basil Pesto and Pesto Pasta
Fresh fragrant basil, made into pesto. Can be used as a dipping sauce, over sandwiches and salads, and of course made into a pasta.
Sauces and Jams
Fresh Basil Leaves
Extra Virgin Olive oil
Exrtra Virgin Olive Oil
Grated Parmesan Cheese
for garnishing, optional.
Add all the ingredients of the pesto to a food processor and mix till its cohesive and no coarse pieces can be seen or felt.
Put aside to use immediately or bottle in sterilised jar for future use.
Boil the pasta and keep aside
Add the oil to the pan, and then add the pesto.
Add the pasta and half of the parmesan cheese.
Toss well and add 1/4th cup of the pasta water to the mix
Serve hot garnished with the remaining parmesan cheese and cherry tomatoes.
Add a side of toasty garlic or plain bread with this dish.
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