Recipe // Summer Pesto Pasta

July 25, 2015

Today I thought I would bring you a fresh summery dinner recipe. It's a super quick, Pesto and Chorizo Spaghetti, perfect for Summer evenings, eating on the balcony (If only I had one ... )


- 120g Chorizo, chopped- 1 clove of garlic
- 1 large handful of fresh Basil
- 50g Pine Nuts
- 3 tbs Olive Oil
- 50g Parmesan
- 200g spaghetti

Serves 2 people.


In a frying pan or wok, dry fry the Chorizo. Once the Chorizo is golden, take the Chorizo off the heat leaving the oil in the pan and keeping the chorizo in a bowl. As this is frying, start cooking the spaghetti and grind down the garlic in a pestle and mortar, adding in the Basil and pine nuts until ground down in to a paste. Once this is at a paste consistency mix in the Olive Oil and Parmesan.

Once the spaghetti is cooked, add it and the pesto in to the frying pan with the Chorizo oil. Mixing the spaghetti in with the Chorizo oil means that the flavour of the Chorizo runs all through the dish. And serve! Mmm mmm mmm ...

This dish is lovely and fresh tasting, and the contrast with the crisp basil pesto and the more indulgent and salty chorizo! This can be done in less than 20 minutes as well. perfect mid week meal!

What's you favourite Summer dinner? 

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