For the Pasta:
Boil 4 quarts of water and add pasta for 6-12 minutes depending on the variety. (Check package for exact time.)
For the Pesto:
In blender or food processor, mix all of the ingredients. Scrape down the sides as necessary. Blend to desired consistency and season to taste.
Mix the pesto into the pasta and serve immediately. Garnish with some Parmesan "cheese" and pine nuts.
Accompany the meal with a green salad.
If you can't find fresh basil, substitute spinach, cilantro, parsley or arugula.