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Pistachio Pesto Pasta with Mint and Basil

Pistachio Pesto Pasta with Mint and Basil

Ingredients

4 servings

Basil, Mint, Pistachio Pesto

  • 6 oz pistachios
  • 1 oz garlic
  • 6 oz basil
  • 3 oz mint
  • Zest and juice of 1 lemon 6 oz parmesan
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 ½ cups Corto 51-49® oil, plus more for covering

Vegetables

  • 1 lb Yukon Gold potatoes, cut in a ½ inch dice
  • ½ lb fresh green beans, trimmed and cut in half

Pasta

  • 1 lb Casareccia pasta

Garnish

  • Shaved parmesan Crushed pistachios
  • Small basil and mint leaves
  • 1 pinch of Maldon sea salt
  • Freshly cracked pepper

Directions

Pesto

Pulse the pistachios and garlic in a food processor until coarsely ground. Add in the basil, mint, lemon, parmesan, salt, and pepper. Pulse until well combined. With the food processor running, pour in the oil in a slow stream until the ingredients are well incorporated. Store in an airtight container with a layer of 51-49® oil covering the pesto.

Vegetables

Blanch potatoes in salted water until almost tender, then cool in a thin, even layer on a tray. Blanch the green beans and shock in ice water.

Pasta

Cook the pasta in salted water until al dente. About two minutes before the pasta is finished, add the potatoes. About one minute before the pasta is finished, add the green beans. Drain the pasta and vegetables, reserving some of the pasta water. Toss the pasta, potatoes, and green beans in a large bowl with a splash of the pasta water and the pesto. Mix until coated, adding more pesto if desired./p>

Plating 

Garnish with parmesan shavings, crushed pistachios, small basil and mint leaves, salt and pepper.