Spaghetti with Sun Dried Tomato Pesto

Here’s a pesto recipe that uses sun dried tomatoes instead of basil.  It’s very easy and fast and you could have all the ingredients in your pantry.

 

 

Spaghetti with Sun Dried Tomato Pesto

Serves 4

1 lb spaghetti
½ cup dried tomatoes in oil
6 Tbs pine nuts
1 clove garlic
2 T bs extra virgin olive oil
½ cup grated Parmigiano Reggiano
Salt and pepper to taste

In a sauté pan over medium heat combine drained tomatoes, peeled garlic clove and pine nuts and cook.  Turn off the heat and pour into a blender.

Add grated cheese and process until smooth and creamy.

Transfer mixture to a bowl, sprinkle with pepper and add oil in a stream, stirring, until the sauce is thick but fluid.

In the meantime, boil the pasta in plenty of salted water according to package directions.

Drain and toss with the prepared sauce and serve immediately.

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