Trenette with Pesto, Potatoes and Green Beans

Trenette with Pesto, Potatoes and Green Beans

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This is a traditional pasta recipe from Liguria, where the best pesto is from. It's traditionally prepared with trenette, a type of pasta similar to linguine. A classic and simple summer dish.


Serves: 4 

  • 150g potatoes
  • 350g trenette or linguine pasta
  • 180g green beans
  • salt, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons pesto

Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:11min  ›  Ready in:26min 

  1. Peel the potatoes and cut in 5x2cm cubes. Cook in boiling water for 8 to 12 minutes, or until tender.
  2. Cook pasta in salted boiling water with the green beans until "al dente".
  3. Drain pasta and green beans then transfer to a bowl. Reserve 1 ladleful of pasta cooking water.
  4. Add pesto and boiled potatoes to the bowl with some pasta water. Stir, mix and serve.

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