Recipe courtesy of Luciano Parolari

Pesto with Linguini

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  • Total: 30 min
  • Prep: 20 min
  • Cook: 10 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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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


  1. 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.
  2. 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.