- 1 box Fusilli pasta
- 2 1/2 cups basil
- 1/2 cup pine nuts
- 1/2 cup STAR Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 3 cloves garlic
- 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
- Salt and pepper to taste
Note: You can use either a mortar and pestle or a food processor to blend the pesto.
Mince a clove of garlic and crush in a mortar until you have a garlic paste. Add pine nuts and salt and crush into garlic paste.
Chop basil leaves and grind into mixture in mortar.
Add olive oil and more basil until desired texture is achieved.
Add pesto mixture to cooked pasta and stir to combine.
Mix in some of the grated Parmesan cheese and top with Parmesan cheese.
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 20 mins