Pesto can be made with any herb and nut combination. Here the subtle flavor of dill combines with sweet, toasted pecans. Slideshow:  More Pasta Recipes 

Ian Knauer
October 2014

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Credit: © Ian Knauer

Recipe Summary

active:
20 mins
total:
35 mins
Yield:
4 to 6
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a food processor with the motor running, drop in the garlic and finely chop. Add 1/2 cup of the nuts, cheese, 1 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper and pulse to finely chop. Add the dill and pulse to finely chop. With the motor running, add the oil, blending to combine.

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  • In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook the pasta until al dente. Reserve 3/4 cup of the pasta cooking water, then drain the pasta. Toss the pasta with the pesto and about half the reserved cooking water. Add more water for a looser consistency.

  • Season with salt and pepper to taste, then serve, sprinkled with additional pecans, the dill fronds and dollops of the sour cream.

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