Spaghetti with pesto and cherry tomatoes

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Σπαγγέτι με πέστο βασιλικού και ντοματίνια

spaghetti with pesto and cherry tomatoes! An easy recipe for spaghetti with homemade pesto!

Spaghetti with pesto and cherry tomatoes – For the pesto:

• 2 bunches of broad-leaved basil
• 80 g pine nuts
• 80 g of olive oil
• 2 sc. garlic
• 1 tbsp lemon juice
• 80 g grated parmesan
• ½ etc. salt
• freshly ground pepper

Spaghetti with pesto and cherry tomatoes – For spaghetti:

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 330 g cherry tomatoes acorn cut in half
  • 2 cl. garlic
  • ½  chili
  • 1 lemon, zest and juice
  • 350-400 g linguine
  • 6-8 tbsp basil pesto
  • 2 tbsp roasted pine nuts

Spaghetti with pesto and cherry tomatoes – The recipe:

Spaghetti with pesto and cherry tomatoes – For the pesto

  1. We start roasting the pine nuts in a pan on a medium heat, when it is roasted we take it out and transfer it to a plate, we salt it and let it cool.
  2. Put the basil leaves in a multi with a little water, stir to mash, you may need to stop, scrape the sides and continue mixing.
  3. Add the pine nuts, garlic, lemon juice, parmesan, salt, pepper and mix well.
  4. Put the ingredients of the multi in a bowl and finally incorporate the olive oil.
  5. At this point if we want we can add the olive oil to the multi and mix to make a thick pesto like mayonnaise.

Spaghetti with pesto and cherry tomatoes – For spaghetti:

  1. Heat the oil in a pan over medium heat.
  2. Add the cherry tomatoes, season well and fry for 4-5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until they begin to soften and caramelize.
  3. Add the garlic, chili and lemon zest, lower the heat and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  4. At the same time, boil the linguini in salted water for 5 minutes.
  5. Drain, holding a cup of cooking water.
  6. Mix the pesto, lemon juice and water from the linguini, using tongs to mix them all together and overlap.
  7. Put the linguini with the pesto in a deep tureen and on top of the candied cherry tomatoes
  8. Finally, sprinkle with the roasted pine nuts and a little boukovo

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