Pasta with pesto

With just a few ingredients in a few minutes, you can prepare one of the most popular sauces of Italian gastronomic tradition ... the Genoese pesto. For a good pesto ingredients and their qualities are fundamentals. To be an authentic Genoese pesto you should use the basil from Pra, extra virgin olive oil from Liguria, the Italian pine nuts, pecorino Fiore Sardo, Parmigiano Reggiano, the Vessalico garlic and coarse sea salt.

recipe given by our chef at .

ricetta immagine


200 g of trenette (or linguine)
60 g of green beans (or croissants)
2 medium sized potatoes

For the pesto:
25/30 fresh basil leaves
1 tablespoon of grated pecorino cheese
1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese
60 g of shelled pine nuts
1 clove of garlic
half a cup of extra virgin olive oil
coarse salt
1 wooden mortar (.... otherwise a blender)

These ingredients are able to feed:  2persons


Put the basil leaves in a mortar (for those who love the tradition is fine .... otherwise an ordinary blender ) the pine nuts (previously lightly toasted in the oven at 190° C), a clove of peeled garlic and a pinch of coarse salt. Blend for a minute at maximum speed , then add the cheese and parmesan and olive oil blend until a thick cream and the bright green color and taste ... if salt .
Once the pesto is ready cover it and let it rest. In the meantime, put a saucepan with at least 3 liters of water to boil. While it comes to a boil wash and cut the green beans into small pieces and peel and dice the potatoes . When the water boils add salt and put the vegetables. When they are almost cooked add Trenette and cook until they are al dente. Once you have drained the pasta with the vegetables add pesto, mix, serve and enjoy!

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