August 9, 2011

Fresh Basil Pesto Pasta

Pesto Pasta is BY FAR my most favorite pasta! Canned pesto is good but nothing is better than mixing fresh basil in our own food processor! This is my husband's recipe. Garlic, tomato and red onions are the only vegetable we added to this pesto pasta this time. Sometimes, we add chopped grilled chicken.

Serving : 4
Start to Finish : 45 minutes or less

1 red onion
2 roma tomatoes
Pasta ( I used angel hair pasta)
Salt and pepper

Pesto Ingredients:
1 whole garlic bulb ( not each cloves)
1/2 lb of fresh basil
1/4 cup of roasted pine nuts ( roasting can be done in a flying pan for more flavor)
1 cup of grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup or more of olive oil depending on how oily you want the pesto to be

1. Put all the ingredients in the food processor and make pesto.

2. Chop 1 whole red onion. In a flying pan or wok (wok is better. it holds large quantities ), sauteed with 4 garlic cloves (chopped or sliced), then add the chopped tomatoes and pesto, then add the cooked pasta. Toss everything. You can adjust flavor by adding salt and pepper, more pesto, more garlic, vegetables etc.... 

Talah~  DONE!  Sprinkle the Parmesan cheese and fresh ground pepper is good!

(optional 3. if you add Lemon oil, it gives more flavors but it's ok not to have it)


Stephanie Nichole said...

Um sweet's this looks amazing! :) if you make it for me I will move to your state;) lol Glad to hear its going well so far! xo

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