Simple Pesto Pasta

Simple Pesto Pasta
Serves 4 (with a side)

Use any green in your garden – or your refrigerator!
1 lb. angel hair pasta
1 bunch parsley, stems and all
1 clove garlic
½ cup shelled pistachios
½ teaspoon salt
1 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 cup grated parmesan cheese
½ cup reserved pasta water

Bring a large pot of water to a boil and salt generously. Cook pasta until al dente, drain and reserve 1 cup cooking water.

In a food processor combine, parsley, pistachios, salt, olive oil and parmesan. Process until smooth and place in the pasta pot over low heat (after the pasta is cooked and drained!). Add a bit of pasta water (starting with ½ cup) until loosened and add pasta. Stirring over low heat until pasta absorbs pesto.

Season with salt if needed.

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