Pesto Orecchiette with Spinach and Smoked Salmon
Have fresh basil on hand? Make the pesto for this pasta yourself and it will be extra delicious. In a food processor combine 1½ cups packed fresh basil leaves, ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese, ½ cup toasted pine nuts, ¿ cup olive oil, 2 to 4 peeled and halved garlic cloves, and ½ tsp. salt. Cover and process until nearly smooth, adding additional oil (about 2 Tbsp.) to reach desired consistency.