Spaghetti with Olive and Mint Pesto

Spaghetti with Olive and Mint Pesto


120g pitted green olives
2 garlic cloves - roughly chopped
1/2 bunch mint leaves picked
1/2 bunch flat-leaf parsley leaves picked
1/3 cup grated pecorino, plus extra shavings to serve
1/3 cup (80ml) olive oil
400g spaghetti


Rinse and drain olives, then pulse in a food processor with garlic, herbs, cheese and oil until roughly chopped, not smooth. Season with pepper.

Cook pasta in a large pan of boiling salted water until al dente. Drain, reserving 1 cup (250ml) cooking water. Return pasta to pan, add the pesto and enough of the cooking water to form a smooth sauce. Serve with extra cheese.

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