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Pasta and Macadamia Nut Pesto Sauce

Pasta and Macadamia Nut Pesto Sauce

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Course Pasta
Cuisine Italian
Keyword Food recipe, Pasta Recipe, Pastas
Prep Time 6 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes


  • 3/4 Cup olive oil
  • 1 Small bunch fresh basil, chopped
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 Cup macadamia nuts, finely chopped salted, roasted
  • 1/4  Freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • Salt & freshly ground white pepper
  • 1 Lb. Fettuccini or linguini


  • Blend 1/4 cup oil, basil and garlic in blender. Add nuts and parmesan and blend well. Gradually mix in remaining 1/2 cup of oil. Season with salt and pepper. (Can be prepared up to a week ahead of time). Cook pasta in large pot of boiling salted water until just tender, but still firm. Drain- return to pot. Meanwhile cook sauce in heavy saucepan over low heat until heated through. Pour over pasta: toss well.