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Walnut Pesto Pasta


Serves 4




400g dried spaghetti 

1 tbsp salt 

2 garlic cloves

1 tsp sea salt 

8 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 

200g walnuts 

60g grated parmesan cheese 

/2 lemon 

8 sage leaves, fried in oil until crispy 


Here’s how:


Cook the pasta in salted boiling water for 9 minutes.

Meanwhile, place the garlic and sea salt into a pestle and mortar and crush until smooth.

Add the walnuts and crush to a smooth paste.

Add the extra virgin olive oil and lemon juice.

Stir the sauce together and season with salt and pepper if needed.

Place a couple of spoonfuls of pesto into a saucepan with a couple of spoons of the pasta cooking water.

Stir the water and pesto together to create a loose sauce, then add in the spaghetti.

Finish the pasta dish with a few roasted walnuts and a sprinkle of crispy fried sage leaves.


Recipe by Peter Sidwell

Walnut Pesto Pasta

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