Pasta with hazelnut and parsley pesto
( SERVES 4 )
A rich and fragrant pasta, this can be eaten alone, or served with sides of bread and a simple green salad.
- To make the pesto, roughly chop the hazelnuts and reserve a few for garnish. Place the rest in a small food processor, along with the chopped parsley, garlic and oil and whiz until smooth. Season to taste.
- Cook the pasta in boiling salted water for 8 to 10 minutes until just tender, drain well.
- Add the pesto to the hot pan and heat it briefly, until it's just hot but not boiling. Return the pasta to the pan and stir well to coat the pasta in pesto.
- Divide the pasta between serving dishes and scatter over the reserved chopped hazelnuts.