Stolen, stolen, stolen. Before you get bored with all of my recipes, here's one I found on one of my absolute favourite blogs who in her turn got it from the Martha Stewart website. I modified it a bit to make it less of a theft and a bit more of a creative effort. Erm.
Another one of those amazing recipes that are ready in 10 minutes, require absolutely no effort and give you a taste explosion in return that will send your tastebuds flying. I mean, who would want to spend hours in the kitchen for something as boring as bœf bourgignon when you can get this marvel of a dish at the trade-off of cooking pasta and handling a blender. Seriously ...
Lemon basil herb pasta
(Adapted from london bakes)
Serves 1 famished or 2 moderately hungry eaters
An amount of whole wheat spaghetti that you deem appropriate
A good handful of grated parmesan
1 clove of garlic
Juice and zest from half a lemon
A large handful of mixed fresh herbs (I used lemon balm, parsley, thyme, basil and dill)
Cook the pasta according to package instructions.
Put the parmesan, almonds, garlic and herbs in a small blender, add the lemon juice, the zest, and a good splash of olive oil. Season with salt and pepper, then blend for a few seconds. The mixture should have the same consistency as pesto. If necessary, add a bit more oil and blend again.
Strain the pasta and put it in a bowl. Add the pesto, give it a good stir and serve with a basil leaf on top.