This is one of those recipes that could be served warm or chilled, but either way, it’s going to be delicious. The key with such a minimal ingredient list is to get the best quality ingredients you can find. Fresh pasta, for instance, or real imported Parmesan that you grate yourself at home, will really elevate this dish from a regular weeknight meal to a taste of Italy in the late summer, sitting out on the terrazza sipping some vino and discutere gli eventi dei giorni.
For how flavorful this meal is, it’s also incredibly easy to make if you have a food processor, and you’re sure to get bonus points from guests for whipping up your own super-secret pesto recipe. Serve with some crusty Italian bread and plenty of wine.