Spaghetti with pesto and bacon

Classic Italian pesto is made with basil, garlic, pine nuts and parmesan cheese. This richly flavoured souce is delicious served with spaghetti.

Fresh basil leaves,
1/2 cup of pine nuts,
2 peeled garlic cloves,
1/2 cup Olive oil,
 Serves four
Preparation pesto:
Put basil, pine nuts and garlic to food procesor and blend to a paste. With the motor still running, drizzle olive oil until the mixture forms a paste. Spoon the pesto into a bowl and stir in cup of grated permesan.

Heat 1 tbsp of the oil in fry pan and add the diced bacon. Cook over untill crisp.

Meanwhile, boil the spaghetti in a large pan of salted water untill tender.

Divide the spaghetti among four plates add pesto and bacon and stir gently. Shave Parmesan cheese over the top.

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