Simple pesto with pasta
( SERVES 4 )
Pesto means paste. We may think of it having to have pine nuts, parmesan, fresh basil and olive oil, but in fact you can make a pesto in many different ways.
- Pulse it together in the blender and stream in olive oil to get a good consistency.
- Cook a ribbon pasta, add frozen peas just before the pasta has cooked.
- Drain the pasta, put in a serving bowl and add a tablespoon of pasta water back to the dish and mix through some of the pesto.
- Serve the pesto on the table for more to be added to taste.