Pasta With Cherry Tomatoes & Pesto

Recipe by Dancer
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READY IN: 25mins
SERVES: 4-6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Put a pot with 4 quarts of water and 2 teaspoons salt on to boil.
  • Meanwhile, with the motor of a food processor running, drop garlic and pine nuts down the feed tube.
  • When pureed, push down the sides and add basil, salt and oil, puree.
  • Add cheese and pulse just until mixed (This may also be done in a blender or with a mortar and pestle).
  • Put pesto in a small bowl.
  • You should have about 3/4 cup pesto.
  • Cook pasta according to package directions until firm but tender, about 10 minutes.
  • Drain pasta, reserving 1/2 cup of the cooking water.
  • Put pasta in a large mixing bowl.
  • Add between half and two-thirds of the pesto and toss, adding just enough of the cooking water to make an even sauce.
  • Add tomatoes, toss again and serve.
  • Pass around additional grated cheese if desired.
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