Spaghetti with Pesto, Pachino Tomatoes and Pine Nuts

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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