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Trofie or Trenette al Pesto

Trofie or Trenette al Pesto
  • 1 lb. Trofie or Trenette
  • 1 fresh potato
  • 1/2 cup cooked string beans
Pesto prepared as follows:
  • 1 bunch sweet basil
  • 2 tablespoons pinoli
  • 4 shelled walnuts
  • 2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons grated pecorino cheese
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • salt, pepper
  • Blend the above pesto ingredients until uniformly creamy**
  • Cut the potato into thin slices.
  • Bring a pot of salt water to a boil and add the pasta and the potato.
  • Cut the string beans into pieces and steam.
  • Add to the pasta and potato 2 minutes before the pasta is done.
  • Strain but save some salt water. Add the pesto and mix.
  • Add some of the salt water if too dry. Serve immediately. Serves four. Fresh ricotta may be added to the pasta and pesto just before serving.
**If in a hurry or don't have the ingredients to make your own pesto, try Pesto alla Genovese sold at our shop
Recipe, courtesy of Italian Harvest