• Serves 4
  • 20 minutes
  • Difficulty Easy
  • 11 Ingredients


Ingredients (serves 4)

  • 300g Tagliatelle
  • 1 clove Garlic
  • 10g Pine Nuts, roasted
  • 2 cups Fresh Basil leaves
  • 50ml Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 20g Parmesan Cheese, grated
  • Salt & Pepper To taste
  • 1 medium Ripe tomato, chopped (to garnish)
  • 1/2 cup Fresh Basil leaves, roughly torn or chopped (to garnish)
  • 1/2 Red Capsicum, chopped (to garnish)
  • 10g Parmesan cheese, grated (to garnish)


  1. Bring a large pan of salted water to the boil.
  2. Prepare the Pesto. using a food processor or mortar and pestle, blend the pine nuts with the garlic, add the basil and slowly add the oil. Finally add the parmesan cheese and ground black pepper to taste.
  3. Cook the pasta until tender (about 8 minutes).
  4. Serve the pasta with a generous helping of the pesto, top with garnish and serve immediately.


Add fried chicken breast, an oven baked fillet of fish or zucchini or fennel to make this dish into a complete meal.

  • Simple done brilliantly.


  • Wow this looks and sounds incredible. I’m a huge fan of
    pine nuts I am going to make
    this tonight for dinner actually.
    The red capsicum and tomatoes are also a great combination together.


  • A delicious Spring recipe that look’s amazing,thanks!


  • How good does this look! Looks so creamy yet it’s not full of unhealthy cream. Yum, wish I had the machine to make the pasta!


  • oh wow this looks amazing – thanks for sharing this – I am looking forward to creating and eating this!


  • I love pesto and reckon I’ll enjoy this dish. Thanks.


  • Lots of little pops if colour in this pasta. I’m not a massive pesto fan though


  • This will go down nice and easy lol.


  • we call it pesto pasta – your way sounds so much better!


  • This looks really healthy


  • This looks delicious. So fresh and easy!


  • looks so fresh and colorful! =0)


  • fresh and healthy, this is a great dish


  • I absolutely love this as a light, fresh pasta option. Sounds great to have hot or cold – I love that I can make it for a bbq salad, and any leftovers I can have the next day.


  • A delightfully fresh pasta dish – another side to our great Aussie BBQ’s. It’s light, quick and easy to assemble.


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