Simple Pesto Pasta

Pikt & Chopt Herbs & Spices are grown in the rich soils of Vietnam which are blessed with an abundance of tropical rainfall. Pikt & Chopt Lemon Grass is indigenous to South East Asia and is harvested in the early dawn hours when the essential oils are optimal, and then transported within 6 hours of harvest to our factory where they are washed, chopped and cold blended for fresher aroma, and flavor.

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Ingredients

Serves 2
  • 4 tsp Pikt & Chopt Basil Paste
  • 1tsp Pikt&Chopt Garlic Paste
  • 1 handful of pine nuts
  • Freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Pasta of choice, to serve
  • Lemon
  • Salt & Pepper to taste

Pikt & Chopt is a range of ready to use herbs and spices developed to release the creative gourmet in food preparation. The products are made from fresh & raw ingredients and are packaged in a paste form designed to maximize taste, texture and aroma. Pikt & Chopt is a range of ready to use herbs and spices developed to release the creative gourmet in food preparation. The products are made from fresh & raw ingredients and are packaged in a paste form designed to maximize taste, texture and aroma.

Preparation

1. following packet instructions put you pasta on to cook.

2. Place you basil pesto, pine nuts, and garlic paste into a heavy pestle and mortar and lightly crush the mixture.

3. Add a splash of olive oil to loosen the mix. Add the freshly grated parmesan with a drizzle of lemon juice and a pinch of salt and pepper, to taste. 

4. Drain your pasta, reserving 1 cup of pasta cooking water. Put your pasta back into the warm pot, stir the basil mixture through and loosen it with a splash of pasta cooking water if required. Plate it up and top with an extra drizzle of olive oil

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Pikt & Chopt is a range of ready to use herbs and spices developed to release the creative gourmet in food preparation. The products are made from fresh & raw ingredients and are packaged in a paste form designed to maximize taste, texture and aroma.