Pici Pasta with Pesto Sauce

AuthorAlyssa Saltzman
RatingDifficultyIntermediate

Pici is a handmade eggless pasta with a pesto sauce

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Yields4 Servings
Prep Time1 hrCook Time20 minsTotal Time1 hr 20 mins

Ingredients for Pici
 1 ½ cups flour type 0
 1 cup water
 2 pinches salt
Pesto Sauce
 4 tsp olive oil
 2 garlic cloves
 ¼ cup pine nuts
 ¼ cup basil
 salt
 ½ cup parmesan cheese

1

Mix the pasta ingredients. Form dough into a ball, and cut into thirds.

2

Flatten each piece with your hands (like a focaccia.) Poke it with your fingers, brush with olive oil, and allow to rest for 10 mins.

3

Make the pici by rolling pieces of the flattened dough on a counter top until they are rounded, long strings of pasta ( about 12 inches long, and about the thickness of your pinky finger.)

4

Lightly toast pine nuts in a pan

5

Place the garlic, basil and salt in a blender , blend briefly

6

Add the toasted pine nuts to the blender and blend well

7

Pour this mixture into a seperate bowl

8

Add the grated Parmesan cheese and olive oil

9

Mix with a spoon

10

Boil water and cook pasta

11

Remove from heat THEN mix in the pesto sauce

Ingredients

Ingredients for Pici
 1 ½ cups flour type 0
 1 cup water
 2 pinches salt
Pesto Sauce
 4 tsp olive oil
 2 garlic cloves
 ¼ cup pine nuts
 ¼ cup basil
 salt
 ½ cup parmesan cheese

Directions

1

Mix the pasta ingredients. Form dough into a ball, and cut into thirds.

2

Flatten each piece with your hands (like a focaccia.) Poke it with your fingers, brush with olive oil, and allow to rest for 10 mins.

3

Make the pici by rolling pieces of the flattened dough on a counter top until they are rounded, long strings of pasta ( about 12 inches long, and about the thickness of your pinky finger.)

4

Lightly toast pine nuts in a pan

5

Place the garlic, basil and salt in a blender , blend briefly

6

Add the toasted pine nuts to the blender and blend well

7

Pour this mixture into a seperate bowl

8

Add the grated Parmesan cheese and olive oil

9

Mix with a spoon

10

Boil water and cook pasta

11

Remove from heat THEN mix in the pesto sauce

Pici Pasta with Pesto Sauce