Recipes

Pesto Pasta

Ingredients
  • 10 Portions

    Basil (FRESH) 30g

    Olive oil 10ml

    Salt To taste

    Pepper To taste

    Garlic – finely chopped 1 clove

    Penne Pasta 500g

     

  • 50 Portions

    Basil (FRESH) 150g

    Olive oil 50ml

    Salt To taste

    Pepper To taste

    Garlic – finely chopped 2 cloves

    Penne Pasta 2.5kg

     

  • 100 Portions

    Basil (FRESH) 300g

    Olive oil 100ml

    Salt To taste

    Pepper To taste

    Garlic – finely chopped 4 Cloves

    Penne Pasta 5kg

     

Method
  1. Remove the basil leaves from the stalks (retain the stalks as these add nice flavour to soup or stocks)
  2. Add to a food processor
  3. Add the chopped garlic
  4. Season lightly
  5. With the food processor running, slowly drizzle oil into the blender until the desired consistency is achieved
  6. Cook the pasta in salted boiling water for 12-15 minutes or until ‘al dente’
  7. Drain pasta, stir in the pesto while hot adding more olive oil if necessary to achieve the desired consistency
Key Points
  • Adding spinach or kale would be a healthy addition to this recipe
Allergens

Wheat