Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto Pasta



Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto Pasta

Picture this: a plate of warm, inviting Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto Pasta, its aroma wafting through the air, promising a burst of flavor in every bite. This recipe is a symphony of vibrant sun-dried tomatoes, aromatic basil, rich Parmesan, and wholesome pasta. It’s a celebration of both simplicity and depth, a dish that transports you to sun-drenched Italian gardens with each forkful.

Imagine starting with al dente pasta, cooked to perfection. The sun-dried tomatoes, intensified by their drying process, bring a tangy sweetness that plays harmoniously with the earthy richness of the pesto sauce. The pesto, a blend of fresh basil, pine nuts, garlic, and olive oil, unites the flavors into a luxurious and creamy coating that clings lovingly to every strand of pasta. Sprinkled on top is grated Parmesan, adding a salty umami that crowns the dish like a jewel.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups of sun-dried tomatoes
  • 2 cups of fresh basil leaves
  • 1/2 cup of pine nuts
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 1/2 cup of grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup of extra-virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 12 oz of your favorite pasta

Instructions

  1. Boil water in a large pot. Add a generous pinch of salt and cook the pasta until al dente. Drain and set aside.
  2. In a food processor, combine the sun-dried tomatoes, basil, pine nuts, garlic, and half of the Parmesan cheese. Pulse until finely chopped.
  3. With the food processor running, slowly drizzle in the olive oil until the pesto is smooth and well blended. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Toss the cooked pasta with the sun-dried tomato pesto, ensuring each strand is coated.
  5. Serve the pasta in individual dishes and sprinkle with the remaining Parmesan cheese.

Prep time: 15 minutes

Yields: 4 servings

A delightful harmony of sun-dried tomatoes, fresh basil, and Parmesan cheese, this Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto Pasta is a culinary masterpiece that brings the flavors of Italy to your plate.

Nutrition information: Calories: 420 | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 280mg | Fiber: 5g

Picture yourself savoring each mouthful, the pasta capturing the essence of the Mediterranean sun. As you take that first bite, the symphony of flavors unfolds, and you’re transported to a trattoria nestled in an Italian village. This Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto Pasta isn’t just a dish; it’s a journey, a celebration of good food, good company, and the simple pleasures of life.

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