Pasta in Pesto Sauce

Ingredients

For the Pasta

  1. 200 gm Fespro Penne Pasta, boiled in a pinch of salt and some olive oil till al dente
  2. 1 Tbsp olive oil
  3. 1 sprig mint leaves, to garnish
  4. 2 cherry tomatoes
  5. 1 garlic clove, whole; peeled

For the Pesto Sauce

  1. 2 cups basil
  2. 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  3. 1/2 cup toasted walnuts or pine nuts
  4. Salt, to taste
  5. 4 cloves garlic
  6. 3 Tbsp olive oil

Method

For the Pesto Sauce

  1. In a blender add all the ingredients and mix till a semi-fine paste is achieved.

For the Pasta

  1. In a pan add the olive oil and the garlic clove. Add the cherry tomatoes. Remove the whole garlic clove.
  2. Add the pesto sauce. Cook for 1 minute.
  3. Add the boiled penne.
  4. Garnish with a mint sprig and serve hot.

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