Recipe: Pesto without garlic pasta

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October 24, 2012

BasilI realized I have spoken several times of the pesto without garlic that I prepared this summer, but I never posted the recipe until now.
I used different varieties of basil, mainly lettuce leaf basil, but also lemon basil and cinnamon basil.

I love pesto but I don't like raw garlic, so I replaced it with a bunch of fresh chives and chives garlic.

I also added some sunflower seeds, but you can replace them with the more traditional pine nuts.

Pesto without garlic pasta

Pesto without garlic pasta

For the pesto:
30g basili
10g chives and/or chives garlic
2 tbsp sunflower seeds
30ml olive oil

For the pasta:
180g spaghetti
2 zucchini, sliced and fried
grated salted ricotta (or other hard cheese of your choice)

Mince basil and chives with a blender, then add olive oil and sunflower seeds and mince again.
Season the cooked pasta with the pesto, fried zucchini slices and grated cheese.

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