Pasta in Almond Garlic Sauce

Pasta in Almond Garlic Sauce
Photo by Romulo Yanes

Ingredients

  • ½ cup basil leaves
  • 1 package frozen peas
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • ¾ cup whole blanched almonds
  • plus additional for serving
  • ½ cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • + 6 more ingredients
    • ¾ cup water
    • 1/3 cup mint leaves
    • 1/3 cup chopped roasted almonds
    • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
    • 3 tablespoon unsalted butter
    • 1 pound cavatappi or other small tubular pasta

Purée blanched almonds and garlic with water and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a blender until smooth. Cook cavatappi in a pasta pot of boiling salted water (3 tablespoons salt for 6 quarts water) until almost al dente. Reserve 3 cups pasta-cooking water and drain pasta. Meanwhile, heat oil and 1 tablespo...

View full recipe at Epicurious

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