Sophie And Hannah’s Basil Pesto Pasta

A great Italian meal consisting of basil pesto, pasta, and the pleasure of eating it.  Enjoy.

1/2 box Elbow Macaroni

Fresh Basil Leaves, Washed

Baby Spinach, Washed (optional)

Toasted Sesame Seeds

1/2 Shallot, Peeled And Thinly Sliced

2 Garlic Cloves, Peeled And Smashed

Parmesan Cheese, Grated

Tomato Paste

Salt and Pepper, to taste

White Balsamic Vinegar

Olive Oil

For the original pasta:

1. Cook pasta according to package directions, drain, and divide between two serving bowls.

For the pesto:

1. In a food processor, grind together fresh basil leaves, baby spinach (if using), toasted sesame seeds, thinly sliced shallot, smashed garlic, grated Parmesan cheese, tomato paste, white balsamic vinegar, and salt and pepper, and with the machine running, slowly stream in olive oil until it becomes a smooth sauce.

For the finished pasta:

1. Stir half into each bowl of pasta, and enjoy.

Yields: 2 servings

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