Pasta with Pesto Sauce

    Pasta with Pesto Sauce

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    A pasta with pesto in a lighter version without cheese or pine nuts and therefore excellent for those who are vegan. Children really like this. It is a great main or side dish.

    Ingredients
    Serves: 4 

    • 1 tablespoon mint leaves
    • 1 cup basil leaves
    • 1 cup parsley leaves
    • 5 sage leaves
    • 1/2 lemon zested
    • 4 or 5 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
    • 500g penne or farfalle pasta
    • salt and pepper, to taste

    Directions
    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. Put all the herbs, mint, basil, parsley, sage and lemon zest in a blender then blend adding the oil little by little until you get a thick mixture.
    2. Cook the pasta and set aside 2 tablespoons of the cooking water. Drain the pasta.
    3. Take a bowl and put on the bottom half of the pesto, a tablespoon of cooking water and a tablespoon of olive oil. Add half the pasta and combine.
    4. Pour the remaining pasta and the remaining pesto and yet another tablespoon of water and oil to the bowl and combine. The mint pesto pasta is ready to serve.

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