Spaghetti with pesto sauce | Ingredients: Basil, olive oil, garlic | Easy, quick recipe, vegetarian (with no parmesan = vegan)

Spaghetti with pesto sauce

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Deutsch – klicke hier –



You surely have seen a lot of variations of pesto (translated means “crush”). However, I would like to introduce you the one and only traditional way of pesto Genovese (of Genoa, Liguria). A simple, delicious and cold sauce for the pasta.

Spaghetti with pesto sauce | Ingredients: Basil, olive oil, garlic | Easy, quick recipe, vegetarian (with no parmesan = vegan)


I love to make this dish only in spring or summer time, only when there is good fresh basil on the market.

So I had the idea to open the pesto season in my kitchen. And as an occasion I took the birthday of my husband to serve this delicious spaghetti at dinner.

Here is my recipe!

Spaghetti with pesto sauce

  • Servings: 4
  • Time: 15 minutes
  • Difficulty: easy
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  • 400g spaghetti
  • 50 g basil leaves
  • ½ cup of olive oil
  • 1 tbsp pine nuts
  • 6 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • salt


  1. Bring the water to a boil and cook the spaghetti al dente.
  2. Add all the ingredients in a food processor and blend.
  3. Drain the spaghetti, place them in a large bowl and stir well with the pesto. Add a little oil.


If you want, serve this spaghetti with Parmesan cheese on top.

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8 thoughts on “Spaghetti with pesto sauce

  1. I love pesto, but I’ve never made it before. My basil is coming up in the garden now, so this is great timing! I will be using your recipe. My daughter loves pesto too, so I will be the best mom ever!

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    1. Hi, Nikki! Oh that’s wonderful with basil fresh from the garden! It’ll be delicious! 😉 Thank you so much and enjoy your pesto!


  2. Thank you for sharing this delicious recipe at the #RecipeSharingParty! I hope to see you next week. Pinned and Yummed. Please visit #OverTheMoon on Sunday or #ThursdayFavoriteThings for more sharing fun! Don’t forget to Comment your link #’s so I can be sure to visit and you get a chance to be featured!

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