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pasta with basil pesto                                                    



180g pure greed basil pesto

Pasta should be cooked in plenty of water. You need a high rimmed large saucepan. For every 500g of pasta you will need 5 litres of water, 1/2 tsp of salt and a drop or two of olive oil. When the water boils (it must be really bubbling) throw the pasta in and stir with a fork. Follow the cooking times indicated on the packet, until "Al dente". When it is ready - taste it to see if it is "al dente", then strain it into a colander. Pour the pasta into a serving bowl with the basil pesto and stir well. If the sauce is not very liquid, "loosen" the sauce with a little bit of the boiling water from the  pasta pot. Sprinkle over some freshly grated parmesan cheese and garnish with one or two basil leaves.       serves 4

500g Tortiglioni 

5 litres water 

tsp salt 

tsp olive oil 

cup parmesan cheese, or to taste