How to prepare the real Italian recipe of Pasta with Pesto or “Pasta al Pesto”, in this case, Spaghetti with Pesto, fresh Pachino tomato and pine nuts

A tasty and healthy variation of this recipe from Liguria, a region in the north of Italy which is the home of our pesto sauce.

Ingredients for 4 people

  • 320 grams of Spaghetti Pasta
  • 2 tablespoons of Pine Nuts
  • 2 tablespoons of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 6 tablespoons of Pesto sauce
  • 40 Pachino Tomatoes
  • Salt, Basil as you refer


1. Add the pine nuts to a pan with 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil and let it cook for a few minutes, not to brown the pine nuts. Include the Pachino tomatoes, previously cut into cubes, to the pan and cook for 5 minutes with high heat, sprinkle with salt at the end.

2. In the meanwhile, cook the pasta in boiling salted water and dilute the pesto with a few tablespoons of cooking water from the pasta itself. Drain the pasta, throw it in the pan with the tomatoes and saute a minute. Remove the pan from the heat and pour the pesto.

3. Serve garnished pasta in the dishes to taste with the fresh basil leaves, of the toasted pine nuts in a pan and some chopped Pachino tomatoes.

Posted by Nicoletta and Tiziana

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