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Pesto Linguine

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Pesto Linguine
SERVES
4
COOK TIME
15 Min

Fresh basil is highlighted in pesto sauce, and there's no fresher sauce than this no-cook homemade pesto sauce that works well with fish, chicken and, especially, pasta!

What You'll Need

  • 1 pound linguine
  • 2 cups lightly packed fresh basil leaves
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 cup pine nuts or walnuts
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

What to Do

  1. In a large pot, cook linguine according to package directions; drain and return to pot.
     
  2. Meanwhile, in a blender or food processor, make pesto sauce by combining remaining ingredients; blend until smooth.
     
  3. Add pesto sauce to linguine, toss until well combined, and serve.
     

Garnishing Tip

Serve this topped with freshly grated Parmesan cheese and a few toasted pine nuts. Add our delicious Caesar Salad, and your meal is complete!

Ratings & Comments

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Didn't care for this First time having Pesto sauce....and its not for me. Too oily

A CUP of oil? That alone makes me cringe!

Could it work using dry basil? How much would be equal to 2 cups fresh? Anybody know?

When you're making pesto sauce, you definitely need to use fresh basil and not dry. :-)

I have not tried it as yet

you like pasta, this is delicous.

sound quick and easy for 2 old folks cannot wait to try it. thank you susan

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