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Peruvian Pesto (Tallarines Verdes)

Peruvian Pesto (Tallarines Verdes)

Peruvian Pesto (Tallarinas Verdes) is made with a popular sauce that boasts the most aromatic basil in the world. This particular dish is made with a slew of flavors, including red onion, spinach leaves, and even white fresh cheese.


Ingredients
1
pound
spaghetti
1/4
cup
diced red onion
2
cloves
garlic, finely diced
4
cups
spinach leaves
1
cup
basil leaves
3/4
cup
evaporated milk
1/2
cup
queso fresco, cubed
1/4
cup
pecans
1/4
cup
Olive Oil
1
cup
cooked green beans
1/2
cup
grated parmesan cheese
*
Salt and pepper, to taste
Directions
Cook the pasta in boiling salted water following the package instructions.
Meanwhile, saute the onion in 1 tablespoon of oil, at medium heat and stir occasionally until translucent (for about 10 minutes).
Pour boiling water over the spinach and basil leaves (you can use the same water for the pasta). Strain.
In the blender process onion, garlic, spinach, basil, evaporated milk, white cheese, pecans, olive oil, salt and pepper.
Drain the pasta and mix with the sauce and the green beans. Serve immediately, sprinkled with Parmesan cheese.

The base number of servings for this recipe is 4
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