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Barilla® Collezione Casarecce Siciliane with Pesto “alla Trapanese”

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Ingredients

Ingredients for 6 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

Instructions

  1. 1
    Bring a large pot of water to a boil
  2. 2
    In a small bowl, marinate ¼ tomatoes with 1 tablespoon of olive oil, 2 basil leaves julienned, salt and pepper; set aside
  3. 3
    Process in a blender almonds, garlic, 5 tablespoons olive oil, salt, pepper and cheese
  4. 4
     Add remaining tomatoes and basil to blender, process by pulsing until tomatoes and basil are chopped but not too smooth
  5. 5
    Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package directions, drain reserving ½ cup of the cooking water
  6. 6
    Toss pasta with pesto and cooking liquid, top with marinated tomatoes before serving

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