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Sun Dried Tomato Pesto Pasta


A perfect pesto pasta to complement grilled meats and a green salad! 
Sun dried tomato pesto is flavourful and simple to make!

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 bag of fun pasta
  • 1 cup oil packed sun dried tomatoes, drained 
  • ½ cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  • ¼ cup fresh basil, chopped
  • 2 tablespoon pine nuts, toasted
  • 3 cloves garlic, halved
  • ¾ cup olive oil
  • Salt and pepper

    INSTRUCTIONS

    1. Place garlic pieces in food processor and pulse until completely minced. 
    2. Add sun dried tomatoes, Parmesan cheese, basil, and pine nuts to food processor.
    3. With the food processor running, gradually add the olive oil until pesto is smooth.
    4. Cook pasta according to package instructions, drain, but reserve ½ cup pasta water.
    5. Combine pesto and reserved water in same pot. Add pasta and toss over low heat until pasta is coated. Add additional pesto as desired.
    6. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
    7. Serve warm!
     Recipe courtesy of Carey Aron, originally posted by World of Pastabilities.