1/2 cup of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1/2 cup of walnuts
1/2 cup of Parmesan Cheese
3 cloves of grated garlic
2 cups of Italian Basil
1/2 cup of Italian Parsley
Salt and Pepper to taste
Notes: I use walnuts in this pesto because they are frankly a lot less expensive than pine nuts. I always have walnuts in my freezer. If you prefer, you can substitute pine nuts.
To make the Dinosaur Pasta:
Boil any pasta until el dente in salted water. I used Rigatoni. Save 1 cup of the starchy pasta water to help make your Pesto Sauce.
In a large pan, heat the pesto on medium heat.
Add some red pepper flakes (to taste)
Add 1/2lb of frozen spinach and cook until heated well.
Add your cup of starchy cooking water (I used it to rinse out the food processor first) and 1/2 cup of cream or half and half.
Make the sauce and taste for seasoning.
Toss with the pasta.
Serve 4-6 people. EnjoyCopyright: All recipes, content, and images (unless otherwise stated) are the sole property of Curry and Comfort. Please do not use without prior written consent. Unauthorized reproduction is strictly prohibited.