Break it down man…

We love pesto and were messing about with the key ingredients one day. We ended up with this which we think turned out to be great! Good as a starter for four or serve with some chunky bread and green salad as a main.

Deconstructed Pesto Pasta:

250g Orzo pasta
200g Toasted pine nuts
Big bunch of basil, roughly torn
2 Cloves of garlic, finely chopped and lightly fried
4 tbsp Cold pressed rapeseed or olive oil
2 tsp Balsamic vinegar
100g Grated pecorino, plus some extra as shavings
 for decorating
Juice of half a lemon

Cook the pasta and allow to cool after draining. You can use any pasta you like really but Orzo works brilliantly – we think it’s the rice sized pieces. Stir through all of the other ingredients saving a few whole basil leaves for decorating along with the pecorino shavings.

Munch away!

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