Spaghetti with Walnut Pesto

Spaghetti al Pesto di Noci

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Giuliano Hazan's Thirty Minute Pasta

Giuliano Hazan's Thirty Minute Pasta

By Giuliano Hazan

Published 2009

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In Liguria, the Italian Riviera, walnut pesto is almost as common as basil pesto. This is one of several equally good variations I have tried, and is best suited to sturdier flour-and-water pasta. The bread soaked in milk adds creaminess and body to the sauce.


  • 1 slice white bread
  • ¼ cup whole milk
  • 1 small clove


  1. Fill a pot for the pasta with about 6 quarts of water, place over high heat, and bring to a boil.
  2. Remove the crust from the slice of bread and discard. Put the bread in a shallow bowl with the milk.
  3. Peel the garlic and put it in a food processor with the walnuts, oregano, olive oil, and 1