basil pesto pasta with mixed nuts

Basil Pesto Pasta with mixed nuts

No pine nuts at home for making pesto? No problem! Make delicious basil pesto pasta with mixed nuts!

Pesto Pasta with mixed nuts

Difficulty:BeginnerPrep time: 15 minutesCook time: 20 minutesTotal time: 35 minutesServings:4 servings


No pine nuts at home. No problem! This pesto recipe made with mixed nuts is finger licking good and so easy to make! And the best part, you can substitute basil with many other fresh herbs that you have and deliciousness is guaranteed!



    Recipe for Basil Pesto

  1. Add the following to a grinder jar
  2. Basil leaves, roasted mixed nuts, garlic cloves, pepper powder, half a teaspoon of salt, lime juice, 1 tablespoon of Parmesan cheese powder, 3 tablespoons of extra-virgin olive oil
  3. Grind this till it reaches a slightly coarse texture
  4. Cooking the pasta (I used macaroni here)

  5. Add 2 teaspoons of salt to a pot of boiling water and bring it to a boil
  6. Add the pasta
  7. Boil the pasta for approximately seven minutes till it is 90% done (al dente)
  8. Take out some of the pasta water in a bowl
  9. In a pan add the rest of the olive oil and put in a cup of cherry tomatoes
  10. Let them sweat a little
  11. Sprinkle some salt on the tomatoes
  12. Add the pasta in
  13. Add approximately 2 tablespoons of the pasta water
  14. Give it a quick stir
  15. Turn off the heat and add the pesto
  16. Finish by add the rest of the parmesan cheese powder
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