Sun Dried Tomato Pesto Pasta

This homemade pesto sauce with sun-dried tomatoes and basil with hand tossed pasta is one hearty meal. A tangy and delicious main course for all pasta lovers.
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INGREDIENTS

  • 2 cups sun-dried tomatoes
  • 2 cups fresh basil
  • 4-5 garlic cloves
  • 3-4 dried red chillies
  • 1 cup parsley
  • 10 almonds
  • Salt as required
  • Olive oil as required
  • 1 packet Spaghetti
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cups mushroom
  • 1 bell pepper
  • Salt & pepper as required
  • Dried cilantro for garnish
  • Red pepper flakes for garnish

INSTRUCTIONS

  • In a mixer grinder, add sun dried tomatoes, fresh basil, garlic, red chillies, parsley, salt and almonds. Blitz to a smooth paste by adding enough olive oil.
  • Cook the spaghetti as per the instructions on the packet, strain and keep it aside. Heat olive oil in a pan, saute chopped mushrooms and bell peppers along with salt and pepper for 6-7 minutes. Then add the ground pesto and continue to saute for another 3 minutes. Lastly add the cooked spaghetti and mix it all together.
  • Sun Dried Tomato Pesto Pasta is ready. Take it off the flame. Garnish with some dried cilantro and red pepper flakes, serve warm.