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Monzu Fresh Pasta Authentic Pesto alla Ligure


Bring about 1 cup of water to a boil and cook the pine nuts for 1 minute. Remove nuts from water and set aside.

Combine basil leaves with the garlic and half the olive oil in a food processor and blend until creamy, adding more olive oil as needed. Add the boiled pine nuts and cheese and blend once more. Salt to taste.

Cook pasta in boiling water until al dente. Before draining the pasta, take approximately 1 tablespoon of the cooking water and mix it into the pesto to dilute the sauce.

Mix drained pasta with the pesto in a large bowl. Garnish with additional cheese and serve hot.

Buon appetito!

Ingredients for

Monzu Fresh Pasta Authentic Pesto alla Ligure

2 tablespoons pine nuts
10 cups fresh basil leaves, removed from stems, washed and dried
1/4 cup garlic
1 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1 cup grated Pecorino Romano or Grana Padana cheese, plus more for serving
salt, to taste
4 cups pasta (choose your favorite, but linguine, spaghetti, trofie, or fusilli are the best match)

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Monzu Fresh Pasta Authentic Pesto alla Ligure

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