Linguine with Honey and Pesto

Some mixing you don’t expect, but it’s actually good!
"20 minute meal”

We all know the normally pesto with basil, but i came across a recipe of adding honey to it and in combination with light cream and chili, this was quite tasty.
The taste, consistency, the flavor and the sweetness the honey gives from flowers makes this a worthy Spring dish. The most suitable honey for this is a subtle one like thymian or rosemary and even some flower honeys like apple blossom or normal mountain honey.

When you use a too strong sent honey, your dish will become that taste too. So be careful with that.
I cook with fresh made pasta, see my previous posting >> HERE.
i’m still in love with my Marcato Pasta machine after 2 years of usage <3
For the pesto is use my mini bowl who fits on the blender of Magimix.


200 gr of Linguine (fresh or dried)
1 bunch of basil (everything, so also the stems)
1 little red dried chili pepper
3 cloves of garlic (pressed)
3 Tbsp of pine nuts
3 tbsp of grated parmesan
juice of 1 whole lemon
125 ml good extra virgin olive oil
3 tbsp of honey
3 dl light cream or sour cream (light)
125 ml of vegetable stock
1 big handful of Rocket (Rucola)
Some shaved parmesan cheese
Dried red pepper balls
Salt and pepper


Make your own pasta and during the resting process, you can start making your sauce.
In case you use dried pasta, you can immediately start making your pesto first.

1. Add the bunch of basil to a blender and continue to add all the ingredients until the sour cream.
So where you stop is with the honey. Then blend it all together and make sure it’s nicely smooth.

2. You will already smell the honey when you open the pot :)
Now add this pesto to a small pot and add the cream and vegetable stock. Let come to boil and let cook for about 15 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

3. Cook your pasta in salted water (2 minutes when fresh) or watch your instruction on the package of  your pasta. When ready remove the water of the pasta and put the pasta back into the pot. Gently add the sauce (you might not use all of it). And gently mix all together. 
Add the rocket and leave some behind to serve fresh on top.

Serve immediately and decorate with more rocket and dried red pepper balls.

In Pictures


  1. This looks asolutely delicious. The dish is so pleasing to the eye. I am sure it would taste great too. Can't wait to try it out for myself.


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