Spaghetti With Pesto Trapanese

Spaghetti With Pesto Trapanese

  Ready in : 45 mins

Spaghetti With Pesto Trapanese is a lacto ovo vegetarian recipe with 6 servings. For $1.46 per serving, this recipe covers 19% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. One serving contains 433 calories, 14g of protein, and 15g of fat. Not a lot of people made this recipe, and 4 would say it hit the spot. Head to the store and pick up spaghetti, almonds, pine nuts, and a few other things to make it today. It works best as a main course, and is done in around 45 minutes. It is brought to you by Foodista. All things considered, we decided this recipe deserves a spoonacular score of 86%. This score is tremendous.

Ingredients

spaghetti

spaghetti

1 pound

almonds

almonds

0.5 cup

pine nuts

pine nuts

0.25 cup

extra virgin olive oil

extra virgin olive oil

0.5 cup

garlic cloves

garlic cloves

3

tomatoes

tomatoes

2

basil

basil

2.5 cups

salt and pepper

salt and pepper

6 servings

pecorino

pecorino

6 servings

Cooking in Steps

  1. 1
    Place a large (this is key) pot of water to boil. Salt when it boils, not before.

    water

    water

    salt

    salt

    pot
    pot
  2. 2
    Meanwhile, make the pesto: In a mortar (or use a food processor with a blade) pound together the oil, almonds and pine-nuts.

    almonds

    almonds

    pesto

    pesto

    nuts

    nuts

    cooking oil

    cooking oil

    food processor
    food processor
    mortar and pestle
    mortar and pestle
  3. 3
    Add the garlic, 2 ice cubes and the rest of the ingredients, pounding quickly to make a paste.You want to leave a bit of a texture for crunch.

    ice cubes

    ice cubes

    garlic

    garlic

  4. 4
    Cook the pasta al dente, as per directions, drain and reserve some of the boiling water. Toss the pasta with the pesto, using some of the reserved water to make it creamier. Grate some fresh pecorino or ricotta salata (or both) over and serve hot with a leaf of basil to garnish.

    ricotta salata cheese

    ricotta salata cheese

    pecorino

    pecorino

    basil

    basil

    pasta

    pasta

    pesto

    pesto

    water

    water