Pasta and fresh pesto


2 garlic cloves
80g fresh basil leaves
grated zest of 1 essential Waitrose Lemon
essential Waitrose Grated Parmigiano Reggiano
3 tbsp olive oil
a pinch of dried chilli flakes (optional)
500g essential Waitrose Fresh Spinach & Ricotta Tortelloni
tbsp toasted Waitrose LOVE Life Pine Kernels.


Place the garlic in a mini chopper with the basil leaves (you may need to do 2 batches to fit in all the basil), lemon zest and a handful of cheese.

Whizz until finely chopped then add the olive oil and whizz again to make the pesto paste. Season and add a pinch of dried chilli flakes (optional).

Cook the tortelloni in a large pan of boiling water for 2-3 minutes until tender – keep the heat on a gentle simmer. Drain the pasta and toss with the pesto and the toasted pine kernels.

Pasta and fresh pesto
  • Total time: Ready in 10 minutes 10 minutes

Serves: 4

Nutritional Info

Typical values per serving:

Energy 1953.928kJ
Fat 24.1g
Saturated Fat 7.3g
Carbohydrate 46.6g
Sugars 2.7g
Salt 0.7g

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This recipe was first published in Wed Aug 03 09:09:00 BST 2011.