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,
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.