Gemelli with Green Beans Potatoes Basil Pesto Recipe

Recipe Category: Vegan

Gemelli With Green Beans Potatoes Basil Pesto Recipe


Makes 4 servings

  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1/3 cup pine nuts
  • 2 cups fresh basil leaves
  • salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 8 ounces new potatoes, unpeeled and cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • 4 ounces green beans, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 pound gemelli


  1. In a food processor, combine the garlic and pine nuts and process to a paste
  2. Add the basil, about1 teaspoon of salt, pepper to taste and oil
  3. Process, scraping down the sides as necessary, until the pesto is smooth
  4. Set aside
  5. Steam the potatoes over boiling water until just tender, 10 to 12 minutes, then transfer to a large bowl
  6. When the potatoes are finished steaming, steam the green beans until tender, 7 to 8 minutes
  7. In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook the gemelli over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until al dente, about 10 minutes
  8. Drain well, reserving 1/3 cup of the pasta water
  9. Transfer the pasta to a large serving bowl
  10. Add the pesto to the steamed potatoes and green beans, along with the reserved pasta water
  11. Season with salt and pepper to taste
  12. Add the vegetable-pesto mixture to the cooked pasta and toss gently to combine
  13. Serve immediately

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