Zucchini and Basil Pesto

Antonette Ricotta Pizzolla


This taste great with any kind of pasta!


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1 lb of pasta serves 4 people
45 Min
20 Min
Stove Top


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    2 small zucchini chopped
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    5-6 leaves of fresh basil
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    3 small cloves garlic
  • 3/4 c
    extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 Tbsp
    parmiggiano reggiano cheese
  • ·
    salt & pepper to taste

How to Make Zucchini and Basil Pesto


  1. In a skillet add 3 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil, sautee the chopped zucchini, salt and pepper to taste until zucchini is alittle soft.
  2. In a food processor add the sauteed zucchini and rest of ingredients and pulse until it becomes a "pesto" consistency about 10 mins.
  3. Bring a pot of water to boil, add in your favorite pasta and alittle salt, cook pasta for about 7 min, drain and put pasta back into pot, add zucchini and basil pesto, stir all together until well combined, add alittle parmiggiano reggiano and serve!

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About Zucchini and Basil Pesto

Course/Dish: Pasta
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: Italian
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy

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