Pasta in Pesto Sauce

Ingredients

For the Pasta

  • 250 gm Penne, boiled in a pinch of salt and some olive oil till al dente
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 sprig mint leaves, to garnish
  • 2 cherry tomatoes
  • 1 garlic clove, whole; peeled

For the Pesto Sauce

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

Preparation Method

For the Pesto Sauce

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

For the Pasta

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

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