Linguine With Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

Delicious Pasta recipe

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Put the pine nuts in a small non-stick frying pan and toss over a low heat for 1-2 minutes or until the nuts are lightly toasted and golden.
  2. Tip the nuts into a food processor.
  3. Add the Parmesan, sun-dried tomatoes and garlic, with pepper to taste.
  4. Process until finely chopped.
  5. With the machine running, gradually add the oil through the feeder tube until it has all been incorporated evenly and the ingredients have formed a smooth paste.
  6. Cook pasta according to packet directions, Drain well, reserving a little of the cooking water.
  7. Tip the pasta into a warmed bowl, add the pesto and a few spoonfuls of the hot water and toss well.
  8. Serve immediately garnished with the basil leaves and Parmesan shavings.
Most Helpful

I thought this was a very tasty sauce. It was very easy to prepare - just whirl a few ingredients in the food processor and you are done. My family wasn't wild about it - they found the garlic a bit too raw tasting and could use some additional seasonings, especially salt. I, however, thought it was quite tasty and would make it again. I would, however, prefer to use roasted garlic and grind up some of the basil into the sauce itself next time, as well as adding some salt.

HeatherFeather September 30, 2002

I love the combination of Sundried tomatoes and pesto - quick easy recipe. The raw garlic flavor is great. I cut back the oil to 2 tbsp and added 4 tbsp of fresh chopped Basil. Used lots of Parmesan on top. Served with Pork cutlets, steamed green beans, sugar snap peas and steamed carrots - Thanks Evie for a lovely dinner

Bergy February 02, 2005