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Linguine with pesto

Prep time less than 30 mins
Cook time less than 30 mins
Serves 1
Dietary Vegetarian
From Ready Steady Cook


  1. Heat the olive oil in a frying pan over a medium heat. Add the garlic and spring onions and fry for three minutes, until softened.

  2. Add the cooked linguine and stir well to warm through.

  3. For the pesto, place the mint, basil, garlic and oil into a bowl and mix well. Season, to taste, with salt and freshly ground black pepper.

  4. To serve, place the linguine onto a plate and spoon the pesto over.


  • 200g/7oz linguine, cooked according to packet instructions
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • 3 spring onions, chopped

For the pesto

  • 1 handful fresh mint leaves, very finely chopped
  • 1 handful fresh basil leaves, very finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, chopped
  • 50ml/1¾fl oz olive oil
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper

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