Arugula-Basil Pesto Pasta

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READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by potions

A great pasta dish.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil; add salt.
  2. Stir in pasta and cook until al dente, about 4 minutes.
  3. Reserve 1/2 cup cooking liquid, then drain pasta.
  4. Meanwhile, place remaining ingredients, except oil, in a food processor and pulse until almost smooth.
  5. With motor running, add oil in a stream and process until well combined.
  6. Transfer to a bowl; salt and pepper to taste, for pesto.
  7. Transfer pasta to another bowl; toss with 1 cup pesto and 1/4 cup reserved cooking liquid until coated well, adding additional cooking liquid if too dry; salt and pepper to taste.
  8. Transfer to serving bowls and top each with a dollop of remaining pesto.
  9. Garnish with basil sprigs, nuts and cheese, if desired.

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