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"This has always been my favourite dish from childhood, it is impossible to remember the first time I ate it. It's a dish that even before the palate is tasted with the nose. The scent of the pesto for me is the smell of summer!"
2 potatoes A handful green beans 320g trenette or spaghetti 4 bunches basil 40g parmesan cheese 40g pecorino cheese A handful pine nuts 2 cloves of garlic 5-6 tbsp olive oil 1/4 tsp coarse salt
How to cook this dish:
1. Place the two chopped potatoes and green beans in salted boiling water and, after 5-6 minutes add the pasta. Let them boil for about 10 minutes (see cooking time on the box of the pasta).
2. In the meantime, place the garlic, salt, basil leaves, pine nuts and cheeses in a mortar and crush, gradually adding oil until you have a smooth cream.
3. When cooked, drain the pasta and vegetables and season with the basil sauce.
4. Serve hot.
Great if followed by a plate of fresh anchovies, seasoned with raw lemon and oregano and served with a dry white wine such as Vermentino.
Property 413072 is a self-catering house situated in an elevated position on about 5000 m2 of terraced land with olive trees and Mediterranean plants in Liguria, Italy. The property consists of a three-bedroom house and a one-bedroom apartment.
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