Spaghetti with sun-dried tomato and chilli pesto

Spaghetti with sun-dried tomato and chilli pesto


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About this recipe: Sun-dried tomatoes and a spicy chilli pepper make this almond pesto a lot more exciting! Use this red pesto sauce to make an easy pasta dish that's ready in a flash.

Erinn London, England, UK

Serves: 4 

  • 30g dehydrated sun-dried tomatoes (not packed in oil)
  • 20g fresh basil leaves (plus extra for garnish)
  • 3 tablespoons freshly grated Pecorino cheese
  • 40g almonds
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 red chilli pepper
  • Pinch salt
  • 375g spaghetti

Prep:15min  ›  Ready in:15min 

  1. Follow the directions on the package to rehydrate the sun-dried tomatoes. Squeeze out any excess water.
  2. Place the sun dried tomatoes, basil, grated cheese, almonds, olive oil and chilli pepper in a blender or food processor. Blend until smooth, then season with salt.
  3. Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package instructions; drain. Toss hot cooked pasta with pesto until thoroughly combined. Serve with extra grated cheese and freshly chopped basil.

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