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Rocket & pistachio pesto pasta March 13, 2010

Filed under: Pasta — dashingdiva @ 10:45 am

Pistachios replace the usual pine nuts in this easy pesto. Not to mention, also a more cost effective alternative….never understood why pine nuts are so expensive!

Prep time: just 10-12 mins


60g baby rocket

half bunch basil leaves

1/2 cup shelled pistachio

1/2 cup parmesaan

4 garlic cloves

3/4 cup olive oil (extra virgin)

Cracked black pepper

200g Danish fetta crumbled (optional if you don’t like fetta.)


Cook pasta according to packet instructions

Make pesto: Place all the above ingredients in a blender, whiz till finely chopped. Season with salt & pepper to taste.

Spoon pesto over warm pasta, toss to coat. Place in serving bowls and crumble fetta over. (my notes: you can sprinkle chopped crispy bacon bits for added flavour. Or if I’ve left over roasted chicken, I throw that in as well.)

recipe courtesy of “RealLiving” mag.


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