Peruvian Pesto (Tallarines Verdes)

    Peruvian Pesto (Tallarines Verdes)
    Peru Delights

    Peruvian Pesto (Tallarinas Verdes) is made with a popular sauce that boasts the most aromatic basil in the world. This particular dish is made with a slew of flavors, including red onion, spinach leaves, and even white fresh cheese.

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    Ingredients
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    1
    pound
    spaghetti
    1/4
    cup
    diced red onion
    2
    cloves
    garlic, finely diced
    4
    cups
    spinach leaves
    1
    cup
    basil leaves
    3/4
    cup
    evaporated milk
    1/2
    cup
    queso fresco, cubed
    1/4
    cup
    pecans
    1/4
    cup
    Olive Oil
    1
    cup
    cooked green beans
    1/2
    cup
    grated parmesan cheese
    *
    Salt and pepper, to taste
    Directions
    Step 1
    Cook the pasta in boiling salted water following the package instructions.
    Step 2
    Meanwhile, saute the onion in 1 tablespoon of oil, at medium heat and stir occasionally until translucent (for about 10 minutes).
    Step 3
    Pour boiling water over the spinach and basil leaves (you can use the same water for the pasta). Strain.
    Step 4
    In the blender process onion, garlic, spinach, basil, evaporated milk, white cheese, pecans, olive oil, salt and pepper.
    Step 5
    Drain the pasta and mix with the sauce and the green beans. Serve immediately, sprinkled with Parmesan cheese.
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    Serving Size: 
    2 cups
    Serving Per Recipe: 
    4
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    35 mins
    Prep Time: 
    15 mins
    Cook Time: 
    20 mins
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