Reginette al Pesto

by admin on March 4, 2009

If you love pesto, you will love this…and if you don’t….you will love this!



  • Bring water to a bowl with the potatoes..boil for about 5 minutes and then add the green beans…boil a few minutes more and add a pinch of sea salt and then the pasta.  Boil until pasta is al dente.
  • Put basil leaves (about 6 per person), 3 tablespoons of parmesan cheese, pine nuts, garlic and 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil in a blender and mix well.
  • Put your pesto sauce in a saucepan that can hold the pasta as well.
  • Drain the pasta and the vegetables…keeping a bit of the pasta water.
  • Add 3 tablespoons of the pasta water to the pesto sauce.
  • Add pasta and vegetables to the pesto sauce and mix well.
  • Observations

    Emily did not like pesto sauce….until she ate this!  Elizabetta had me change it up one night…substituting the beans with zucchini….and then again another night by leaving the potatoes out..just using the green beans…every version was delicious.  Make more then you can eat because it is amazing for lunch the next day.

    If you are rushed you can always buy a high quality pesto sauce but really it is SO easy to make your own….store bought pestos may downgrade their quality of extra virgin olive oil…sacrificing a bit of flavor….so read the ingredients!

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