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8th Mar


Versatile “Green” Pesto and Pasta

Versatile “Green” Pesto and Pasta

Meal type Main Dish
Misc Advance Preparation, Freeze it!


  • 4 cups lightly packed basil leaves (or substitute cilantro, kale, garlic scapes, or arugula)
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/3 cup olive oil to start, adding more to taste (don't skimp here)
  • 1/2 cup walnuts
  • good salt
  • freshly grated pepper


Enjoy with some string beans or slowly cooked zucchini and onions (in a little butter). Adding a sliced fresh tomato makes this a magnificent summer supper! We serve this whole dinner in individual BIG bowls – makes it fun, easy to eat and easy to clean up! Serves 4.


Cook pasta according to directions, making sure not to cook too long.
Put all sauce ingredients into a food processor and process, scraping down the sides of the container, and tasting to see if it needs more cheese, olive oil or salt.
Mix the room temperature pesto sauce with the pasta straight out of the pasta water, or freeze the sauce for later.
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