Saturday, March 4, 2017

Basil Pesto Pasta from Swamy's kitchen

How can anything with garlic and basil go wrong?  Here's the recipe to a simple, feel good, Sunday or any other day dinner. Just this entree? With a chewy bread and some colorful veggie on the side the meal can turn out quite scrumptious. Oh, don't forget that red wine hiding in your cellar.

Fresh basil pesto pasta
There are several ways to create a pesto pasta, here is a quick one.
Pointer 1: Fresh basil, garlic and Parmesan are key ingredients for this recipe.
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts
  • 1/4 cup walnuts
  • 1 fresh bunch of basil leaves (10 leaves)
  • 3 to 4 garlic cloves
  • Olive oil as needed
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
  • Ravioli pasta 1 pound box

  • Toast nuts and chop them.
  • Wash, grind basil with garlic and olive oil. Add the cheese, spin blender once.
  • Cook pasta in water with a bit of salt until done but not mushy.
  • Mix all ingredients together. Serve immediately. 
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