In this post I show you how you can make a delicious basil pesto super fast with just a few ingredients. Spaghetti goes perfectly with it.
Do you ever know when you have a real pasta craving, but don’t have the time or the groceries in the house to whip up an elaborate sauce? I certainly do. That’s when I super like to resort to quick and easy sauces that don’t require a lot of groceries. Such is the case with this delicious basil pesto. Quickly whipped up, you just need fresh basil, some olive oil, pine nuts and flaked almonds, and a blender or blender. If you like, you can even just double the amount of pesto and store it in a jar in the fridge for your next pasta craving.
If you’re in the mood for more pasta recipes, check out my “Pasta and Rice” recipe category.
Nutritional information per serving:
Calories: 677 – Protein: 14g – Fat: 40g – Carbs: 65g
Spaghetti with Pesto
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1 large bunch basil
- 100ml olive oil
- 30g flaked almonds
- 250g spaghetti
- 50g pine nuts
- sea salt
- Step 1 Finely chop the garlic cloves and puree them together with half of the pine nuts and the basil leaves either in a blender or with a hand blender. Add olive oil gradually as you do this until you have a smooth mixture. Add 3/4 of the almond flakes and season the pesto with salt and pepper
- Step 2 cook the spaghetti in salted water according to the package instructions
- Step 3 heat a deep pan slowly and mix the pesto with the spaghetti. Either remove the spaghetti directly from the boiling water with tongs or drain the spaghetti, reserving 1 cup of the boiling water, and add it to the sauce
- Step 4 finally, toast the remaining pine nuts and serve the spaghetti with crushed almonds and pine nuts, if desired.