Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Linguine with Pesto & Roasted Tomatoes

Linguine with Pesto & Roasted Tomatoes is yet another pasta dish, from my Italian hat, with the green sauce called Basil Pesto. I used Linguine pasta for this dish but you can make this with any pasta of your choice. I prefer to add my Oven Roasted Tomatoes as they not only compliment color wise but also taste wise. Best part is that both the key ingredients "Roasted tomatoes" & "pesto sauce" can be prepared well in advance & stored in refrigerator to use as required.  Thus making it possible to fix a quick and fancy meal for your family in a jiffy. 

You don't really need exact measurements for this recipe. The amount of pesto tomatoes and cheese can go as per your preference but I have mentioned the quantities I used. You can get the detailed step by step recipes for Basil Pesto and Oven roasted tomatoes from the links below:

Oven roasted tomatoes - Click for Recipe 

Basil Pesto -  Click for Recipe

Now to the recipe...

0.5 lb (pound) Linguine pasta or any pasta of choice
3/4 cup of oven roasted tomatoes (or to taste) 
3/4 to 1 cup of basil pesto sauce
1 cup of grated parmigiano reggiano 
salt and pepper to taste

  • Bring water to boil and season it well with salt. Now add the Linguine pasta and cook as per package instructions (approximately 10 mins), drain the pasta water reserving half cup of this starchy water which we will use to adjust the pesto consistency. Transfer the pasta back to the pot. 
  • Now add the basil pesto & roasted tomatoes to the cooked linguine. Add starchy water if required to adjust the consistency & mix well.  As soon as the pesto comes in contact with the warm pasta you will get a nice aroma. Check the seasoning and add salt and pepper if required. 
  • Top it with grated parmigiano reggiano cheese reserving some for ganishing and mix again.

That's it our 
delicious and colorful Linguine with Pesto & Roasted Tomatoes is ready. 
Serve it hot topped with some more parmigiano reggiano. Enjoy!!

Happy Cooking!!!


  1. My favourite- basil pesto and sun dried tomatoes! Nice!

  2. I <3 Pesto. I <3 pasta. I <3 sun dried tomatoes. Not a thing I don't like in this recipe. So awesome!

  3. Looks delicious..nice step by step explanation...

    Shabbu's Tasty Kitchen

  4. well prepared.. thanks for sharing step by step..

  5. I am feeling hungry now. your pasta dish looks so so delicious

  6. Fantastic..nice presentation...

  7. very good clicks and lovely recipe :)

  8. Woww wish i live near you, inviting platter.

  9. lovly recipe. I will try sometimes :)

  10. I love the way you have explained every step of the recipe with pictures.
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  11. too delicious preparation...looks inviting...appreciate your effort u put for the step wise pics...too good!!keep it up!!
    Spicy Treats

  12. Flavor rich pasta,Shwetha..yummy too!!
    Thanx for linking dear to the event:-)

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    1. The Kerala Kitchen(June'12)

    2.EP Series-Basil OR Cardamom

  13. Delicious lingunine with pesto. Loved the roasted tomato.

  14. First time here..pasta looks yummo

  15. Lovely, the pesto sauce, roasted tomatoes and everything I love. Well eplained as well with awesome pics dear.. Thanks for linking it to EP Series..

  16. Wow this looks absolutely divine to me...Mouthwatering....

  17. Looks so delicious and inviting!

  18. Thanks All for such wonderful words :)

  19. Yum yum yum...


  20. Pastas are my favourite! And this one looks too good!

  21. My favourite!! Lovely and very inviting

  22. Hey Shweta, Congrats dear. This dish have won an award in EP Series. Pls check out and collect your award :)

  23. Linguine with Pesto Sauce
    (Linguine con pesto)

    • 60 gm fresh basil leaves
    • 3-4 cloves gsrlic
    • 45ml pine nuts
    • 1/2tsp salt
    • 50g parmesan cheese
    • 4tbsp Pecorino cheese
    • to taste pepper
    • 500gm linguine
    1. Place the basil, garlic, pine nuts, salt and olive oil in blender and blend until smooth paste.
    2. Take it in to bowel take greeted cheese and paste mix it together now linguine with pesto sauce

  24. Pasta looks yumm........ Beautiful clicks too !!

  25. Wow Shweta pasta looks yum yum....So tempting..


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