Linguine al Pesto Genovese

Linguine al Pesto Genovese is a classic Italian dish from the Liguria region, celebrated for its vibrant, fresh flavors. The star of the dish is pesto, a bright green sauce made from fresh basil, garlic, pine nuts, Parmigiano Reggiano, and the highest quality extra virgin olive oil. Using high-quality ingredients from Flora Fine Foods, you can recreate this authentic Italian favorite at home.
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Dinner
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4 servings



Prepare the Ingredients:

  • Rinse the basil leaves thoroughly and pat them dry.
  • Peel the garlic cloves.

Make the Pesto:

  • In a food processor, combine the basil leaves, garlic cloves, and pine nuts. Pulse until the mixture is finely chopped.
  • Add the grated Parmigiano Reggiano and a pinch of salt. Pulse a few more times to combine.
  • With the food processor running, slowly pour in the extra virgin olive oil until the pesto is smooth and creamy. Taste and adjust the seasoning if necessary.

Cook the Pasta:

  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the linguine and cook according to the package instructions until al dente. If using, add the diced potato and green beans to the boiling water with the pasta.
  • Reserve about 1/2 cup of pasta cooking water before draining the pasta.

Combine and Serve:

  • Return the drained pasta (and vegetables, if using) to the pot. Add the prepared pesto and a splash of the reserved pasta cooking water to help coat the pasta evenly. Toss until the pasta is well coated with the pesto.
  • Serve immediately, garnished with additional grated Parmigiano Reggiano and a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil if desired.


For those who prefer convenience, Flora Fine Foods also offers Pesto Genovese, which you can use to save time while still enjoying the authentic flavors of this dish.
Enjoy your Linguine al Pesto Genovese! Buon appetito!
This delightful dish, made with Flora Fine Foods ingredients, brings the fresh and aromatic flavors of Liguria right to your table.
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