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