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Linguine with Pesto Genovese

  • Preparation Time30 mins
  • Serves4
  • DifficultyEasy
350g linguine
4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
50g basil leaves
15g pine nuts
20g Pecorino Romano
40g Parmigiano Reggiano
1 clove of garlic
Salt

1. Wash and drain the basil leaves carefully. Peel a clove of garlic.

2. In a mixer, put together the basil leaves, the clove of garlic, the grated cheeses, the pine nuts, the extra virgin olive oil and a pinch of salt.

3. Whizz well until mixture is creamy and smooth. Set aside.

4. Boil the linguine in plenty of boiling water. We recommend using 1 litre of water for every 100 g of pasta.

5. Before draining, remember to set aside a spoonful of pasta water to help toss and stir together the pasta and sauce.

6. Drain al dente, stir in a bowl with the pesto and serve.

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