Pesto and Basil Spaghetti
ready in 25 min.
Place chopped basil and toasted pine nuts into a food processor. Add about 1/3 of the olive oil and puree until smooth. Stir in the rest of the oil, grated cheese, garlic and season to taste with salt.
Meanwhile, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the pasta and cook until al dente, 8 to 9 minutes. Drain pasta and mix well with pesto. Garnish with fresh basil leaves and grated Parmesan cheese, if desired. Serve.