Trofie Pasta With Pesto & Cherry Tomatoes

Trofie Pasta With Pesto & Cherry Tomatoes

Fresh pesto pasta, with the sweetness of cherry tomatoes is the perfect combination. Sure to satisfy all tastebuds.

Ingredients

  • 5 cups/500g Trofie pasta (or any short pasta)
  • 2 cup/50g Fresh Basil leaves
  • Salt & pepper
  • 1 cup/100g Parmigiano Reggiano
  • 1/2 cup/100ml extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup/50g Pine Nuts
  • 2 Garlic cloves
  • 1 cup/200g cherry tomatoes, halved

Method

Pulse the garlic, salt and pine nuts together a few times to a rough paste in a food processor or blender. Add the basil leaves and pulse again. Continue pulsing until you get a paste, but don’t overdo it – the heat of the machine may turn the pesto bitter. Gradually add the oil, pulsing as you go until just combined. Then finally add the Parmesan cheese and pulse a few times until combined.

Cook the pasta until al dente in a pan of boiling salted water. Add the pasta to a pan and add the pesto and mix well. Add the cherry tomatoes and toss together. Finish with extra parmesan and enjoy.

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