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June 18, 2012 / Food Follower

Pasta with Walnut Pesto, Chicken, and String beans

For my walnut pesto sauce: I blended roughly 2 cups basil with 1/3 cup olive oil, 1/2 cup walnuts, 1/4 cup of grated pecorino romano (parmesan cheese works well here too), and 1/2 teaspoon of pepper. My one word of advice is to add a small ladle-full of pasta water (i.e. the water that you use to cook your pasta in) to your pesto to thin it out.

I cut two grilled chicken breasts and a handful of cooked string beans into bite-sized pieces (roughly the same size as my pasta). I added the chicken, string beans, and pesto sauce to my cooked pasta.

Be prepared to feast your eyes.


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  1. Villy / Jun 18 2012 3:02 pm

    Delicious! String beans work great with pesto!

  2. Natalia at Hot, Cheap & Easy / Jun 20 2012 6:34 pm

    Ooooh, this is a nice variation to try on my son. thanks!

    • Food Follower / Jun 20 2012 6:48 pm

      No problem. I hope he likes it as much as my parents and I did!

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