mafaldine with basil arugula pesto, pine nuts + burrata


1lb of mafaldine pasta or any long pasta shape

1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil

5 cloves of garlic

1/2 cup of fresh basil (tightly packed)

1/2 cup of arugula (tightly packed)

1/2 cup of parmesan

1/3 cup pine nuts

1 tsp flaky salt

1 tsp of black pepper

red pepper flakes, optional


begin by cooking pasta according to instructions, minus 2 minutes as it will continue cooking in the sauce. once cooked, make sure to reserve a cup of the pasta water before draining, and set aside.

next blend together the olive oil, garlic, basil, arugula, parmesan, pine nuts, salt and pepper in a food processor until desired consistency.

next add the drained pasta back into the pot it was cooked in, along with the blended pesto and a glug of the reserved pasta water and stir over low heat until well combined.

serve with a big dollop of burrata, more toasted pine nuts and a little red pepper flake if you like!