Roasted Tomato Basil Pesto Pasta

Roasted Tomato Basil Pesto Pasta

Cooking Time

Preparation Time : 5

Cook Time : 25

Total Time : 30

Ingredients

Serves 4

  • 1 cup Walnuts

  • Cherry tomatoes cut in half 2 cups

  • 1/3 cups Olive oil

  • 1/2 Tsp Salt

  • Garlic cloves chopped 2no

  • 1 tsp Lemon zest

  • 1/4 tsp Chili flakes

  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese

  • 1 Tsp Black pepper powder

  • 1 pack Spaghetti

  • Basil leaves to garnish

Directions

  • 01

    In a pan dry roast the walnuts,until slightly darkened

  • 02

    Keep aside roasted walnuts and allow to cool down.

  • 03

    Preheat oven at 180*c for 10 minutes.

  • 04

    In a bowl add tomatoes, olive oil and salt, toss well.

  • 05

    In a baking tray add tomatoes and cook for 5-7 minutes or until tomatoes start to soften

  • 06

    Set aside to slightly cool down.

  • 07

    In a blender add garlic,lemon zest, chili flakes and 3tbsp of cheese.

  • 08

    Blend for few minutes and add 2/3 cup of walnuts and half of tomatoes.

  • 09

    Add olive oil and blend until everything is combined.

  • 10

    Add salt and pepper.

  • 11

    Transfer pesto to clean bowl and keep aside.

  • 12

    Cook spaghetti in a large pan of boiling salted water, according to directions on packet

  • 13

    Reserve ½ cup of pasta liquid, and drain the noodles.

  • 14

    Add pesto to the pasta.

  • 15

    Add small amount of liquid and toss well until pesto sauce coats pasta.

  • 16

    Add basil leaves,remaining tomatoes.

  • 17

    While serving top with parmesan, chopped walnuts, basil and black pepper.

  • 18

    Note:- 1.Toast the walnuts to make them crunchy and bring out the nutty oil. 2.Broil the tomatoes to enhance the sweetness and deepen the natural flavors. 3.Puree the ingredients into a pesto to create a luscious

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