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Trenette with pesto and green beans

This pasta, with pesto and green beans, is a classic dish from Liguria (Italy). Traditionally prepared with long, flat pasta strings, such as trenette or linguine.

Trenette with pesto and green beans
20 minutes 2 people Main course 522 calories p.p.
Trenette with pesto and green beans

Ingredients

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  • 50 grams of parmesan cheese
  • 30 grams of pecorino romano cheese
  • 2 waxy potatoes
  • Olive oil
  • 2 sprigs of fresh basil
  • Small jar of green pesto
  • 160 grams trenette, linguine or fettuccine
  • a handful of pine nuts
  • salt
Trenette with pesto and green beans ingredients
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Kitchen equipment

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  • grater
  • large saucepan
  • deep frying pan
  • vegetable peeler
  • small knife
  • chopping board
  • ladle
  • colander


Preparation

20 minutes 2 people Main course 522 calories p.p.

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Preparation – 10 minutes

Remove the ends and any threads from the green beans. Wash the basil and set it aside.

Peel the 2 waxy potatoes and cut them into cubes, as small as possible. Toast the pine nuts until lightly golden brown.

Trenette with pesto and green beans
Trenette with pesto and green beans

Finishing the trenette with pesto and green beans – 10 minutes

Fill a large saucepan with water and bring to a boil. Boil the green beans until al dente, then remove them from the pan.

Cook the pasta according to the package instructions. Add the potato cubes about 5 minutes before the pasta is cooked.

Drain, using a colander. Return the pasta and potato cubes to the pan and stir in the jar of green pesto.

Stir the green beans,50 grams of parmesan cheese, and 30 grams of pecorino cheese through the pasta; season with a pinch of salt. Heat through briefly.

Garnish with the basil leaves and toasted pine nuts, enjoy!

Trenette with pesto and green beans: frequently asked questions

What is this pasta dish called in Italian?

In Italy this dish is called “Trenette al pesto”; handy if you want to order it in an Italian restaurant.

Can I also add meat?

There is no meat in a classic trenette with pesto, but if you do want to include meat, you could add some chicken.


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