Pesto with Linguini

Total Time:
30 min
Prep:
20 min
Cook:
10 min

Yield:
4 servings

Ingredients
  • 2 cups fresh basil leaves
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan or Romano
  • 1/2 cup grated Pecorino
  • 1/2 cup pine nuts, toasted
  • 4 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 pound linguini pasta
Directions
  • Using a pestle and mortar, combine the basil, cheeses, pine nuts, garlic, and salt and grind until a paste is formed. Add the olive oil slowly and mix with the mashed basil mixture until well combined.

  • Prepare pasta in boiling water and drain. Using a hot skillet, place pasta in skillet and add the pesto to the warm pasta. Stir the pesto into the pasta and serve.

  • This recipe was provided by professional chefs and has been scaled down from a bulk recipe provided by a restaurant. The FN chefs have not tested this recipe, in the proportions indicated, and therefore, we cannot make any representation as to the results.


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    Recipe courtesy of Ree Drummond