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To make the pesto, put the basil, parmesan, nuts and garlic in a small food processer and whizz to make a chunky paste. With the motor running, add the olive oil in a drizzle until the pesto just comes together as a sauce. Add 1-2 tbsp of water to loosen the pesto if you need to. Season well.
Cook the pasta following pack instructions. Drain and keep a small cupful of the cooking water. Tip the pasta back into the pan and add the pesto along with a small splash of the reserved water. Toss well to coat in the sauce. Divide between two pasta bowls and top with more basil and a few parmesan shavings to serve, if you like.