For this week’s pasta series, you won’t need more than 15 minutes to prepare a nice pesto, pour it over some spaghetti, top it all with fresh mozzarella and be on your way to tasty town. 

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So here’s the recipe.

What you’ll need (for 4 persons):

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– 500 grams of pasta (your choice of spaghetti, penne, etc…)

– Fresh basil leaves (2 bunches)

– 100 grams of pine nuts

– 6 cubes of parmesan cheese

– Olive oil

– Salt and pepper

– 3 cloves of garlic

– 250 grams fresh mozzarella

– Cherry tomatoes and a few basil leaves for decoration

How to make it:

1) Boil the pasta al dente, drain and set aside

2) In a blender, crush the basil leaves, garlic, pine nuts and parmesan cheese with 2 tablespoons of olive oil

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3) Place the pasta in an oven dish, mix in the pesto and top it all with fresh mozzarella cubes. Then place them in the oven for a few minutes until the mozzarella is all melted

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And serve!

 

 

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