Pasta with Sun-dried Tomato & Roasted Walnut Pesto

The perfect last minute meal idea!

This pasta is delish, easy and quick to make, which means is perfect for me since recently my life has been HECTIC!
I’ve had so many things to do at the office and outside that I just wanna cry! Let me cry please!
Tho most people keep telling me that “busy is good”, and I do know myself that all the things that are happening in my life right now are wonderful, I’m still very much looking forward to get some vacation time over the Christmas holidays!

20 more days to go!…I can do it…

Now let’s talk food and let’s make this pasta, shall we?

Ingredients (serves 2):

  • 1/4 cup (packed) sun-dried tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup roasted walnuts
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 5-6 leaves fresh basil (plus more to decorate)
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • black pepper
  • 180 g spaghetti
  • 1/4 cup reserved pasta water

Boil pasta according to package instruction, Drain it and save about 1/4 cup of cooking water

In a food processor put sun-dried tomatoes, roasted walnuts, Parmesan cheese, garlic, lemon juice, basil and black pepper

Process it until smooth adding the reserved pasta water as needed

Dress the spaghetti with the pesto

transfer to a plate and decorate with extra basil leaves. Sprinkle more Parmesan cheese if needed

Serve and enjoy!


– LittleDani

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An Italian living in China with a strong passion for cooking! Browse my 'left-overs' session for many tasty grub!. Follow her on Twitter / Facebook.