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Barilla® Ziti with Spicy Pesto & Pecorino Cheese

  • 400
  • 43.0g
  • 14.0g
  • 20.0g
  • Prep
  • Cook


Ingredients for 8 people

  • 1 BOX Barilla® Ziti
  • ½ CUP Fresh Mint Packed
  • ½ CUP Fresh Basil Packed
  • 1 CUP Fresh Parsley Packed
  • 2 CLOVES Garlic
  • 2 TABLESPOONS Capers Drained and Rinsed
  • 4 Fresh Medium Plum Tomatoes Chopped
  • 1 TABLESPOON Black Pepper Freshly Ground
  • 1 TABLESPOON Red Chili Pepper Flakes
  • ½ CUP Extra Virgin Olive Oil Divided
  • 1 CUP Pecorino Cheese Freshly Grated

Made with



  1. 1
    BRING a large pot of water to a boil

  2. 2
    PLACE mint, basil, parsley, garlic, capers, tomatoes, black pepper, red chili pepper and half the olive oil in a blender

  3. 3
    Process in short bursts until roughly chopped
  4. 4
    TURN blender on full and drizzle in remaining oil and process until smooth, about 1 minute
  5. 5
    Remove pesto and place in a large serving bowl
  6. 6
    COOK Ziti according to package instructions until al dente
  7. 7
    Drain and transfer pasta to a large bowl

  8. 8
    ADD pesto and toss like a salad to coat
  9. 9
    Sprinkle with grated cheese and serve

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