This pasta can be eaten right away or made ahead and served cold or at room temperature.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a large pot of boiling salted water, blanch 3 garlic cloves 2 minutes. Remove garlic; set aside.

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  • In same water, cook 1 pound linguine 5 minutes; add 1 medium russet potato, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch chunks. Cook until pasta is al dente, according to package instructions. Add 1 1/2 cups frozen peas; drain.

  • Meanwhile, in a blender, puree reserved garlic with 1 1/2 cups fresh basil leaves, 1/4 cup olive oil, 3 tablespoons pine nuts, and 1 cup water; season generously with coarse salt. In a large bowl, toss with pasta mixture and 4 ounces crumbled goat cheese. Garnish with more basil leaves.

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