Ingredients

How to make it

  • Bring 4 quarts of salted water to a boil in a large pot.
  • Cook the pasta, stirring occasionally, until it is al dente (tender yet firm). Drain, reserving 1 cup of the pasta cooking water, and place in a large warm bowl.
  • Drizzle with a small amount of olive oil.
  • Steam the green beans until just tender (about 5 to 7 minutes).
  • Transfer the cooked green beans to the bowl with the pasta.
  • Combine the nuts, garlic, crushed red pepper, olive oil and basil in a food processor or blender.
  • Blend until a coarse paste forms.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Add the pesto to the bowl and toss with the pasta and green beans to mix thoroughly.
  • Add enough pasta cooking water as you do this to keep the pasta from being too dry (I typically end up using about 1/2 cup).
  • Mix in the tomatoes and serve.
  • **Alternatively, if you are to be serving the pasta later as a cold dish, cool the pasta and green beans completely first before adding the pesto.**

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    " It was excellent "
    shuga ate it and said...
    Like it!
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    " It was excellent "
    waterlily ate it and said...
    This sounds delicious -- love the idea of combining 2 very differently tasting nuts with other savory flavors and pasta.
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    " It was excellent "
    smooch ate it and said...
    This is great!
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  • dogfool 6 years ago
    THis sounds like dinner tonight,Thanks!
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  • zanna 6 years ago
    Your pasta and a good glass of wine.Sounds great,good posts.:)
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    " It was excellent "
    pink ate it and said...
    OK Noir...I have my Fork, Knife and plate ready! I'm with Kukla, what time is Dinner? Tops!
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  • coffeebean53 6 years ago
    This sounds so amazing. Thank you for a great post. I'll be making this soon.:)
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    " It was excellent "
    kukla ate it and said...
    What time did you say supper was at??? :)
    Noir, this sounds absolutely devine! Pasta is [one of my many] weaknesses!
    Thanks for another great recipe :)
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