Basil Pesto Pasta Perfection



Basil Pesto Pasta Perfection

Picture yourself on a sunny Italian terrace, the scent of fresh basil filling the air. Now, imagine recreating that experience in your own kitchen with our Basil Pesto Pasta Perfection. This recipe is a true taste of summer and Mediterranean cuisine, combining the vibrant flavors of basil, garlic, and Parmesan cheese. It’s a dish that’s both comforting and sophisticated, perfect for any occasion.

Ingredients

  • 8 oz (225g) linguine pasta
  • 2 cups fresh basil leaves, packed
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/3 cup pine nuts
  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • Fresh basil leaves, for garnish

Instructions

  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and cook linguine according to package instructions until al dente. Drain and set aside.
  2. In a food processor, combine basil, garlic, Parmesan cheese, and pine nuts. Pulse until coarsely chopped.
  3. With the food processor running, slowly pour in the olive oil until the pesto is well blended. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Toss the cooked linguine with the freshly made basil pesto until well coated.
  5. Garnish with cherry tomatoes and fresh basil leaves.
  6. Serve immediately and enjoy your homemade Basil Pesto Pasta Perfection!

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

Basil Pesto Pasta Perfection is a delightful pasta dish that captures the essence of Italian flavors. The aromatic basil pesto, combined with perfectly cooked linguine, creates a symphony of taste and texture. It’s a recipe that’s quick to prepare but feels like a gourmet experience.

Nutrition Information (per serving):

Calories: 480kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 34g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 223mg | Potassium: 257mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1084IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 190mg | Iron: 2mg

Picture yourself savoring each bite of this fresh and flavorful dish, bringing a taste of Italy to your dinner table. Whether it’s a cozy family dinner or a special date night, Basil Pesto Pasta Perfection is sure to impress. Buon appetito!

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