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Pasta with Walnut Pesto

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This is a lovely vegetarian pasta dish of spaghetti tossed with walnut pesto.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound Spaghetti
  • ⅓ cups Olive Oil
  • 1-½ cup Walnuts
  • ½ cups Freshly Grated Parmesan
  • 2 cloves Garlic
  • 2 Tablespoons Lemon Juice
  • Kosher Salt To Taste
  • Finely Grated Parmesan And Toasted Walnut Pieces For Garnish

Preparation

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the spaghetti and cook until al dente according to package directions.

To a food processor, add olive oil, walnuts, garlic, lemon juice and Parmesan and pulse until all the ingredients are combined. Season with kosher salt to taste.

Toss the walnut pesto with the pasta until the spaghetti is well coated.

Pile into bowl or a serving platter and garnish with finely grated parmesan and crumbled toasted walnuts.

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Julie on 3.19.2012

This had a nice flavor, but I failed to realize that my box of pasta had 8 oz. in it instead of 16 oz. as the recipe required. It was way too heavy on the pesto. I’m sure it’s fabulous with the right amount of pasta.

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