Preparation Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 25 mins
Ready in: 30 mins
Yields: 2 servings
|Pasta of your choice||2 Cups|
|Grated Parmesan Cheese||For Garnishing|
|Sun dried tomatoes||For Garnishing|
Table 2: Pesto sauce preparation
|Basil Leaves (tightly packed)||2 Cups|
|Chopped almonds||2 tbsp|
|Olive oil||2 tsp|
|Garlic cloves chopped||1 tsp|
|Grated Parmesan Cheese||1/2 Cup|
- Cook pasta in a large pan of boiling water along with salt as per instructions given in pasta packet.Drain excessive water by placing pasta in colander.Reserve 1/4 cup water.
Pesto sauce preparation:
- Wash basil leaves in running water for 3-4 times and keep it ready. Dry roast almonds till they turn golden colour.
- Heat olive oil in a pan. Add chopped garlic cloves and fry till raw smell goes off. Grind basil leaves, garlic cloves, almonds and 1/2 cup of cheese into smooth paste in blender by adding enough reserved water (Got from draining cooked pasta).
- Add the pesto sauce to the cooked pasta. Garnish with Sun dried tomatoes and Parmesan cheese before serving.
Basil Almond Pesto Pasta | Step wise pictures
Freshly ground pepper can be added for garnishing.
Adjust garlic cloves to your taste.