Sicilian-style pesto pasta

Sicilian-style pesto pasta

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Cooking time

Ready in 20 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

Authentic pesto pasta straight from the shores of Sicily

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Vegetarian
Nutrition info

Nutrition

kcalories
528
protein
16g
carbs
60g
fat
27g
saturates
4g
fibre
4g
sugar
0g
salt
0.16g

Ingredients

  • 300g linguine pasta
  • 85g blanched almonds, roughly chopped
  • 25g caciocavallo or pecorino cheese, grated
  • large handful basil leaves, roughly chopped
  • 50ml extra-virgin olive oil
  • 4 small vine tomatoes, seeded and chopped

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Method

  1. Cook pasta according to pack instructions. Blend together the almonds, cheese, most of the basil and all of the olive oil in a food processor until they form a chunky paste. Drain pasta, then stir through pesto and tomatoes.
  2. Spoon onto serving plates, then serve sprinkled with the remaining basil leaves.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, May 2005

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ralph_in_dubai's picture

this is simple and delicious! next time i will add pepper corns in the blender

andrew121's picture
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quick & easy, but using the right weight of Almonds overbalanced the flavour in my opinion, and works better with a couple more tomatoes.

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