Pine Nut Pesto Pasta

Pine Nut Pesto Pasta

Quick and easy - still fresh and tasty?! Impossible you say? Let us prove you otherwise. Here's a very simple easy-to-make pesto sauce to toss through pasta. Also great with chicken breast, stirred through mashed potatoes or used as a veggie dip. Ingredients available online and in all shops. Click to watch our recipe reel, try it and tag us!



  1. 1. Roast the pine nuts then chop them finely with a sharp knife.
  2. 2. Mix the pine nuts with Parmesan.
  3. 3. Crush the garlic on a microplane.
  4. 4. Chop the fresh basil very finely in small batches.
  5. 5. Mix the chopped basil with the garlic, olive oil, Parmesan and pine nuts, then stir in lemon juice. Season to taste.
  6. 6. For the pasta, bring the pan to a boil and add salt until the water tastes like the ocean!
  7. 7. Follow the cooking instructions on the packet, but cook for 1 minute less.
  8. 8. Strain the pasta and reserve half a cup of the cooking water.
  9. 9. Place the pasta into a pan and add in the cooking water. Drizzle one tbsp of olive oil and one tbsp of Parmesan, and cook the pasta until it is al dente.
  10. 10. Take the pan off the heat and mix in the pine nut pesto, making sure the pasta is wet and saucy!
  11. 11. Top with any extra pesto sauce and Parmesan then enjoy!

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