Angel Hair Pasta with Pesto

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 10 min
  • Active: 5 min
  • Yield: 4 to 6 as a side dish
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Leaves from 2 bunch fresh basil

2 tablespoons pine nuts, untoasted

1 garlic clove

1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil

1/2 cup freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

1 pound angel hair pasta


  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil for the pasta. Combine the basil, pine nuts, garlic, and olive oil in a blender and blend to a puree. Add the cheese, salt and pepper, and blend again.
  2. Cook the pasta in the boiling, salted water until al dente, about 3 minutes. Drain and transfer to a large bowl. Add the pesto and toss. Taste for salt and pepper, and add a drizzle of oil, if you like.
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