Green pasta pesto

The Grinch pasta – you know, green – is colored naturally with spinach. At least that’s what it says on the box of this Barilla fettuccine I am using today. The meal is simple but sophisticated and delish – and perfect if you want to play a blazé Italian cooking expert. And I mean, why not?  So buongiorno to you, and here is the grocery list:

  • green fettuccine (about 10 small nests for 2 persons)
  • fresh basil – a handful
  • pine nuts – 2 tablespoons 
  • garlic – 1 clove
  • olive oil – 1/2 cup
  • parmesan cheese (I use Cheddar – good taste, friendlier price) – to taste 
  • tomatoes – for decoration

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Cook the fettuccine al dente, that is, cooked but firm, not gooey.

In a food chopper – my favorite kitchen gadget btw – mix the basil, garlic, pine nuts and olive oil – until you get a nice more or less smooth mixture. 

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Drain the pasta and put in a nice bowl. Add pesto sauce and season a bit with salt and pepper. Sprinkle generously with cheddar (or any yellow hard cheese, really). Decorate with tomatoes. 

Serve with white wine of your choice. 

Bon appetit, space peeps!

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