Pesto Pasta With Tomatoes and Pine Nuts

READY IN: 20mins
Recipe by bayou-mimi

This is just something I have made forever. It's a last minute throw it together thing that always tastes great. Some hot bread, a bottle of good wine, a couple of friends and you've got the makings for a memorable evening.

Top Review by oncherrystreet

OMG, this was so delicious! I used classico jarred pesto as well as fresh basil, pine nuts etc. I am a very limited skills cook and this worked so well for me and tasted like something you would eat in a restuarant. My husband was impressed too...Thanks for the post.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. For the pesto, in a food processor or blender, finely chop basil,parsley, parmesan cheese, garlic ,salt and the 1/4 Cup of pine nuts.
  2. Add the olive oil and vinegar.
  3. Blend until it's the consistency of creamed butter.
  4. Toss warm pasta with pesto using as much or as little pesto as you prefer, but make sure to coat the pasta.
  5. Add chopped tomatoes, tossing well.
  6. Salt & pepper to taste.
  7. Serve in your favorite pasta bowl with toasted pine nuts.
  8. To toast the pine nuts, lightly brown them in your toaster oven or in a little olive oil until golden.

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