Sicilian-style pesto pasta

Sicilian-style pesto pasta

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Ready in 20 mins


Serves 4
Authentic pesto pasta straight from the shores of Sicily

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian


  • kcal528
  • fat27g
  • saturates4g
  • carbs60g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre4g
  • protein16g
  • salt0.16g
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  • 300g linguine pasta
  • 85g blanched almond, roughly chopped


    arr-mund or al-mund

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

  • 25g caciocavallo or pecorino cheese, grated
  • large handful basil leaves, roughly chopped



    Most closely associated with Mediterranean cooking but also very prevalent in Asian food, the…

  • 50ml extra-virgin olive oil
  • 4 small vine tomatoes, seeded and chopped


  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.

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26th Apr, 2011
this is simple and delicious! next time i will add pepper corns in the blender
9th Feb, 2008
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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