Pesto Pasta

Pesto Pasta

This is such a simple but impressive dish. For some reason, dinner guests are always impressed by home-made pesto. Serve it up with some hot garlic ciabatta and you have a really beautiful meal!

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4 people


  • 2 cups fresh basil
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese freshly grated
  • 1/2 cup olive oil extra virgin tastes best
  • 1/3 cup pinenuts you can substitute with walnuts
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/4 cup leftover pasta water
  • 500 g Fresh Pasta Factory Linguine pasta actually any of our fresh pasta range will work with this.


  1. Pulse the basil and nuts in a food processor.
  2. Add the garlic and cheese and pulse for another minute.
  3. Stream in the olive oil while the food processor is runnng.
  4. At the end stir in the leftover water from the pasta
  5. Follow the instructions for cooking the pasta. Once its all done, stir the pesto with the pasta, topping with a few parmesan shavings.
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