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Pasta with almond pesto

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


  1. Place the almonds, garlic, basil, and parsley into a food processor and blend to a smooth paste. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper.

  2. Stir the pesto into the cooked pasta in a serving bowl and serve garnished with the fresh basil sprig.


  • 55g whole blanched almonds, toasted
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 2 large handfuls fresh basil leaves
  • 1 large handful fresh parsley leaves
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 150g/5½oz shell pasta, cooked according to packet instructions
  • 1 sprig fresh basil, to serve

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