Homemade pesto with spaghetti

Homemade pesto with spaghetti


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About this recipe: Homemade pesto beats any shop bought variety and is so quick to make. Nice tossed through spaghetti or with chicken. Also makes a nice base spread on crostini for cocktail canapes. I make this in a large pestle and mortar but you can adapt to make in a mini chopper if preferred.

Samantha's Supper Kent, England, UK

Serves: 2 

  • 1 clove garlic
  • pinch sea salt
  • 2 large handfuls fresh basil leaves
  • olive oil
  • large handful grated pecorino cheese
  • 120g spaghetti
  • salt and pepper

Prep:10min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:20min 

  1. In the bowl add the garlic and salt and grind down into a paste. Add the basil a bit at a time and mash down to blend with the garlic. Repeat until all basil used up. Slowly mix in enough oil to loosen into a wet slightly runny paste. Add the cheese and mix well, this will also thicken. Add seasoning. Will keep in the fridge for up to a week.
  2. Cook and drain pasta, stir through pesto and serve with extra basil leaves to garnish. Season with salt and pepper.

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