Spaghetti with sun-dried tomato and chilli pesto

    15 min

    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.

    London, England, UK
    13 people made this

    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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