Pistachio pesto fettuccine

Pistachio pesto fettuccine: Pistachios are one of the most ancient flowering nut trees and are native to the Middle East.

Pistachio nuts can be very expensive so using them to make a pesto will help you make the most out of a small amount. Most pasta dishes served in Italy do not need too many ingredients to make them work. The combination of basil, ricotta and pistachio here makes a creamy sauce that is best suited with fettuccine pasta.

Pistachio pesto fettuccine is very taste and beware … addictive.

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Pistachio pesto fettuccine – Ingredients for 4 people:

  • 8 – 9 ounces (250 grams) fettuccine
  • 200 grams of pistachios
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 large basil leaves
  • 60 ml of extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon of ricotta cheese
pistachio pesto fettuccine
  1. Peel the pistachios removing the purple sheath around the nut and discarding it, put the nuts in a bowl with the grated parmesan and basil leaves
  2. In a food processor, mix and chop everything together then gradually add the oil in a thin slow stream until the mixture is creamy and smooth.
  3. Pour the pistachio pesto into a bowl and add the ricotta then fold to mix
  4. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil, add the pasta and cook as instructed.
  5. Drain the pasta and toss with the pesto.
  6. Serve immediately.
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