Rigatoni with Basil Pesto

January 23, 2019

That rich vibrant colour! I do enjoy a beautiful pesto every so often and there are so many different versions of it that you can create.




This is a simple yet tasty one that will work well on any pasta. For this I chose rigatoni as the pesto gets caught right in the middle of each one. 

Rigatoni with Basil Pesto 






Bunch of fresh basil

1/2 cup Parmesan cheese

2 cloves garlic minced

1/4 cup hazelnuts, roasted until brown and skins removed

1 tsp salt 

squeeze lemon juice

1/3 cup olive oil




1. Add all the ingredients into a food processor and mix well. Season according to taste.

2. Mix with any pasta you desire but I chose rigatoni. Cook pasta according to packet instructions.

3. Drain pasta and mix in pesto. Sprinkle with extra cheese. 

4. Enjoy x


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