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Barilla® Collezione Casarecce Siciliane with Pesto “alla Trapanese”

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Barilla® Collezione Casarecce Siciliane with Pesto “alla Trapanese”
25 minutes


Main course


Ingredients for 8 people

1 box Barilla® Collezione Casarecce
6 plum tomatoes peeled and cubed divided
6 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil divided
1 cup basil leaves packed divided
Salt and black pepper to taste
¾ cup peeled almonds
1 garlic clove
½ cup Romano cheese grated

Preparation 15 minutes preparation + 10 minutes cooking
1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil

2. In a small bowl, marinate ¼ tomatoes with 1 tablespoon of olive oil, 2 basil leaves julienned, salt and pepper; set aside

3. Process in a blender almonds, garlic, 5 tablespoons olive oil, salt, pepper and cheese

4. Add remaining tomatoes and basil to blender, process by pulsing until tomatoes and basil are chopped but not too smooth

5. Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package directions, drain reserving ½ cup of the cooking water

6. Toss pasta with pesto and cooking liquid, top with marinated tomatoes before serving