Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Penne with Sun-dried Tomato Pesto
I love any kind of pasta-- especially anything from Giada. Start to finish, this really tasty, flavorful pasta dish comes together in 20 minutes--( but tastes like it took a whole lot longer!)
Cook 1 lb of pasta in boiling, salted water, for approximately 12 minutes, or until tender.
While the pasta is cooking, make the pesto. You will need:
1 270ml jar (9 oz) of sun-dried tomatoes packed in olive oil--do not drain
2 garlic cloves
1 C packed, fresh basil leaves
salt and pepper
Put the above ingredients in a food processor and pulse a few times until the tomatoes are finely chopped. Scrape the pesto into a bowl and stir in:
1/2 C freshly grated Parmesan cheese. Set aside.
When the pasta has finished cooking, drain, reserving 1 C of the cooking water.
Add the pasta to the pesto, tossing to coat, adding enough of the cooking water to moisten. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Bon Appetit!