Easy-to-make basil walnut pesto pasta.
To make Basil Pesto
Fresh basil leaves – Medium sized cup (15-20 leaves)
Garlic – 5-6 pods
Walnuts – 1 cup (10-12 pieces)
Cheese – 1 cube
Olive oil – 2 tbsp
Spaghetti/penne or any pasta of your choice
Cook spaghetti (or the pasta of your choice) in saucepan of boiling salted water as per the instructions in the packet. Drain and keep aside.
Grind garlic, basil leaves, and walnuts to make a coarse paste. Keep a few basil leaves aside for garnishing.
Heat olive oil in a pan and add the coarsely ground pesto paste. Sauté for a minute or two.
Add the cooked pasta and mix well. Add salt and pepper.
Turn off the fire and add cheese and basil leaves. Serve hot.
P.S.: If you feel that the pesto paste that you made is too much for the pasta, you can keep a little aside and use it as a sandwich spread after adding some olive oil.