Monday, March 30, 2009

thin spaghetti with basil pasta

It is very likely that pasta makes up 90% of my diet. This is one of my go-to recipes for a quick dinner because you can put together the pesto while the pasta is cooking and the entire dish takes no more then 15 minutes start to finish. The original recipe called for a food processor in order to make the pesto but I just use my little chopping board and it turns out just as good!

8 oz. of thin spaghetti
1 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves
1 large garlic clove
3/4 t. salt
1/8 t. ground black pepper
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
1/4 cup olive oil

1. Chop basil leaves into fine pieces. Chop garlic, then add garlic, salt, pepper, and parmesan cheese to basil.

2. Cook pasta until tender. Drain.

3. In a large bowl mix spaghetti and basil pesto.

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