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September 21, 2007

Penne Pasta with Pesto and Sun dried tomatoes

The only sauce I like in italian food is Basil Pesto. It is easy to make or readily available in stores. The recipe for pesto is as follows:

  1. 2 cups fresh basil leaves, packed
  2. 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  3. 1/2 cup olive oil
  4. 3 tablespoons pine nuts or walnuts
  5. 3 garlic cloves, finely minced


1. Blend all the above ingredients together while slowly adding olive oil.
2. Process basil pesto till it forms a thick smooth paste.

Assembling everything together:

  1. Heat oil. Fry chopped onions and any other veges as you like.
  2. Sprinkle salt and pepper.
  3. Add store bought sun dried tomatoes.
  4. Cook pasta as per the directions.
  5. Toss in the fried veges, basil pesto and grated parmasan if needed.


  1. This pasta looks delicious with the veggies..Will try this next time I have pasta.


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