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Italian Style Pasta

275 Calories per serving

ingredients

serves 2
3 oz (90 g) wholewheat pasta such as bows, spirals, spaghetti, etc.
salt
1/2 oz (15 g) pine kernels
1 teaspoon olive oil
1 very small clove garlic, crushed
12 basil leaves, finely chopped
1 teaspoon tomato puree
1 oz (30 g) Parmesan cheese, finely grated

method

1. Plunge the pasta in plenty of boiling salted water and cook according to the packaging instructions - about 10 - 12 minutes.

2. Grind the pine kernels. with such a small quantity, 1 find it easiest to do this in a mouli grater.

3. Heat the oil in a small saucepan, add the garlic and ground pine kernels and stir over a gentle heat until the nuts have absorbed the oil. Do not allow to brown. Remove from the heat.

4. Drain the cooked pasta, blending 2 tablespoons of the cooking water with the basil and tomato puree.

5. Return the saucepan with the pine kernels to a low heat and add the drained pasta and tomato mixture. Stir well until thoroughly heated through. Stir in the Parmesan cheese and serve immediately.

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