Pasta Burro e Basilico

I would not call this dish a typical Tuscan one, but it has been one of my favorite and my mom specialty since I was a little kid. 
It is a very simple and quick dish to make, and it does not require any cooking. It is just perfect for those summer days when you do not want to turn on your stove. 
Since we started our tours in 2007, pasta burro e basilico has been one of  our guests favorite dishes, so I decided to make it and post my mom’s recipe. I truly hope that you and your family, will enjoy it as much as we always do. 

Pasta with butter and fresh basil.

Ingredients (4 people)
– 400 gr Spaghetti
– 2 garlic cloves 
– 1 cup fresh basil leaves
– 1/2 cup of butter
– 1 cup fresh grated parmesan cheese
-`Plenty of fresh ground black pepper
– 1/2 cup of Tuscan extra-virgin olive oil

– Crush 2 garlic cloves and add those with all of the above ingredients in a large bowl.
-In the mean time cook pasta in salt water until cooked “al dente”. Drain and immediately put pasta in the large bowl. Mix well and add some extra grated parmesan cheese and olive oil. 
– Serve with few basil leaves on top and enjoy.

Seriously, you could make this dish in less than 15 minutes. Let me know how it will turn out. 

Buon appetito e a presto!

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