1 package of any shape of rice macaroni
Water for boiling
3 TBS Extra Virgin Olive Oil
2 to 3 cloves of garlic, depending on taste
3 large handfuls of basil leaves only, no stems
5 walnut halves
Parmesan or Romano grated cheese to taste
Salt and Black pepper if desired
Cook macaroni according to package directions. Meanwhile in a blender, bullet or salsa maker, place 2 large handfuls of the basil, 3 tablespoons of oil, 2 or 3 cloves of garlic, the salt and black pepper. Leave one large handful of basil leaves out and chop the leaves coarsely.
When pasta is almost done pour 1 or 2 ounces of pasta water into the blender. Add walnuts and blend until you have a creamy sauce. Pour over cooked pasta. Mix thoroughly and add the coarsely chopped basil and grated Parmesan cheese. Serve immediately. Serves 4.
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