I am so excited to share this recipe with you for a super quick and easy Sun-dried Tomato Pesto Pasta. In just 10 short minutes, you will have a flavorful and satisfying meal that serves 8 people, making it perfect for dinner parties or for those busy weeknights when you need a hearty meal in a hurry. Plus, the combination of sun-dried tomatoes and the classic basil and pine nuts is so flavorful and satisfying. The result is a culinary masterpiece that is sure to delight the senses and transport you to the rolling hills of Umbria with every bite. I know you’ll love this vegan-option pasta dish!
*if you’re cooking for less people, feel free to half this recipe*
Toast your pine nuts by adding to a small skillet over medium heat. Cook, stirring frequently until golden brown and set aside.
Boil water for pasta, and add a little salt and olive oil. Once boiling, adding the pasta and cook according to package directions.
Place all ingredients for the sauce into a blender and pulse until smooth. Add more olive oil as necessary until it’s smooth.
Reserve 3/4 cup of the pasta water once the pasta is finished cooking and drain.
Put back in the pot, add the pasta water and the sundried tomato pesto and mix well. Plate and garnish with shaved pecorino or parmesan cheese. If plant-based, skip this step and enjoy with fresh basil on top.