Home Savory Pasta with Pesto and Dried Tomatoes (hot or in a cold salad)

Pasta with Pesto and Dried Tomatoes (hot or in a cold salad)

Difficulté : Easy
Catégorie : Savory
Cout : Low cost
Since the weather is so nice and I don’t feel like spending hours in the kitchen, I make quick salads that are not lacking in taste or good products. Today, pasta with pesto and sun-dried tomatoes. A tasty combination with the tender tomatoes and the “al dente” pasta. I made the recipe as a cold salad which is ideal for a picnic. You can do exactly the same thing in a hot dish. A big thank you to Peter and Peggy who made this recipe for our sunny picnic, which I made again the next day! A delight.

Pesto pasta recipe (serves 4 to 6):
-500g of pasta cooked “al dente” (for homemade pasta, it is HERE)
-60g of parmesan cheese
-60g of pine nuts
-60g of olive oil
-1 clove of garlic (or a little more)
-1 small bunch of fresh basil
-dried tomatoes

Prepare your ingredients! It already smells good in the kitchen!
If you want to make your own pasta, the recipe is HERE

Put the pine nuts, garlic and olive oil in a small blender. You could use a little more garlic, but I like pesto that is ultimately quite light, especially when I make the cold salad version.

Blend on high speed then add the parmesan and basil.

Blend until you have a nice smooth paste.

Cook your favorite pasta, here I make a cold salad with pasta well “al dente”!

For the cold salad, rinse your cooked pasta under cold water. Add the pesto.

For the dried tomatoes, boil them for 10 minutes. If they don’t cook, they will be very hard to chew!

A quick note: I’ve done things separately here, but you can totally cook your sundried tomatoes in boiling water with the pasta! This will save you time. 

This way, they will be soft!

Cut them into pieces and add them to the salad.

Mix well, add salt and pepper, it’s ready!

To be enjoyed in the sun!

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