Roast pepper pesto with pasta

Roast pepper pesto with pasta

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 15 mins


Serves 4
Use leftovers from our Roast pepper & chorizo salad to make this easy pasta dish - see the recipe, below right

Nutrition and extra info

  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal636
  • fat23g
  • saturates5g
  • carbs84g
  • sugars13g
  • fibre8g
  • protein22g
  • salt0.3g
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  • 6 roasted garlic cloves (use leftovers from our roast pepper & chorizo salad dish - recipe right)
  • 4 roasted red peppers (use leftovers from our roast pepper & chorizo salad dish - recipe right)
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 75g blanched almonds, roughly chopped


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    Sweet almonds have a subtle fragrance that lends itself well to baking and also works well with…

  • 50g parmesan (or vegetarian alternative), roughly chopped, plus extra for serving (optional)



    Parmesan is a straw-coloured hard cheese with a natural yellow rind and rich, fruity flavour. It…

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 400g pasta (we used tripolini)



    Pasta is the Italian name for Italy's version of a basic foodstuff which is made in many…

  • large pack basil leaves


  1. Remove the skin from the roasted garlic cloves. In the small bowl of a food processor, whizz the roasted peppers, garlic, cayenne, almonds, Parmesan and oil until it makes a rough pesto consistency. Taste and season.

  2. Bring a pan of water to the boil and cook the pasta following pack instructions. Drain, reserving a little cooking water. Return the pasta to the pan with the pesto, basil and a little of the cooking water, then heat through. Serve with extra Parmesan, if you like.

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22nd Apr, 2017
Great store cupboard recipe. Whenever a recipe calls for roasted garlic I just fry the relevant amount gently in oil that I'm going to use for the recipe until lightly browned.
27th Apr, 2016
Yummy dinner! Didn't have any almonds or blanched almonds, so I used flaked almonds instead and it was just as good!
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