Simple Pesto Pasta

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Ingredients (serves 4) 

- 4 tsp Pikt & Chopt Basil Paste

- 1tsp Pikt&Chopt Garlic Paste

- 1 handful of pine nuts

- Freshly grated Parmesan cheese

- Extra virgin olive oil

- Pasta of choice, to serve 

- Lemon

- Salt & Pepper to taste 

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Preperation

1. following packet instructions put you pasta on to cook.

2. Place you basil pesto, pine nuts, and garlic paste into a heavy pestle and mortar and lightly crush the mixture.

3. Add a splash of olive oil to loosen the mix. Add the freshly grated parmesan with a drizzle of lemon juice and a pinch of salt and pepper, to taste. 

4. Drain your pasta, reserving 1 cup of pasta cooking water. Put your pasta back into the warm pot, stir the basil mixture through and loosen it with a splash of pasta cooking water if required. Plate it up and top with an extra drizzle of olive oil

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