I normally get my herbs at the grocery store but this weekend they were out of cilantro. Luckily I was going to the farmers market next and I thought I would look there. While I was there I saw some amazing looking basil. Normally the basil that I get at the grocery store comes in a little package where there are only about 15 leaves. This basil came in really big bunches, it looked amazing and was really fragrant. I immediately picked some up with thoughts of basil pesto running through my head. This basil was much better than the basil that I am used to getting. The basil pesto was the best that I have made so far. I think that I will be getting my herbs from the farmers market more often.
1 cup fresh basil pesto
1 pound pasta
1. Cook the pasta as directed on the package reserving 1/4 cup of the water that it was cooked in.
2. Toss the pasta in the pesto and reserved pasta water to coat.
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