Spinach and Walnut Pesto Pasta

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Speedy 15 minute spinach and walnut pesto pasta with delicious crispy sun-dried tomatoes.

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Spinach and Walnut Pesto Pasta with Crispy Sun-Dried Tomatoes

The perfect combination of colours and flavours. I specially love the crispy sun-dried tomatoes on the top and make these all the time just on their own
Total Time 15 mins

Ingredients

  • 500 gr dried pasta
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • juice of one lemon
  • ½ cup walnuts plus extra for serving
  • ¼ cup grated parmesan plus extra for serving
  • 3 cups fresh spinach 
  • 1 cup fresh basil 
  • Salt and pepper 
  • 8 sun-dried tomatoes in olive oil 

Instructions

  • Place the pasta in a pan of salted boiling water with a drizzle of olive oil and cook according to the packet instructions. 
  • Place all the ingredients except the olive oil and sundried tomatoes into a food processor and pulse. 
    SPINACH AND WALNUT PESTO PASTA WITH CRISPY SUNDRIED TOMATOES RECIPE BY HOME COOKING WITH JULIE NEVILLE
  • Once the ingredients have started to break down and blend whilst still running, slowly pour in the olive oil and blitz until combined and smooth. 
    SPINACH AND WALNUT PESTO PASTA WITH CRISPY SUNDRIED TOMATOES RECIPE BY HOME COOKING WITH JULIE NEVILLE
  • Place the sundried tomatoes into a small frying pan over high heat and cook until charred on both sides and crispy. 
    SPINACH AND WALNUT PESTO PASTA WITH CRISPY SUNDRIED TOMATOES RECIPE BY HOME COOKING WITH JULIE NEVILLE
  • Drain the pasta reserving a little of the cooking water encase you need to think down the pesto sauce. 
  • Place the pasta back into the pan and pour over the pesto sauce. 
    SPINACH AND WALNUT PESTO PASTA WITH CRISPY SUNDRIED TOMATOES RECIPE BY HOME COOKING WITH JULIE NEVILLE
  • Pour into a large serving bowl. 
    Sprinkle over some chopped walnuts, grate over some more parmesan cheese and top with the crispy sundried tomatoes. 
    SPINACH AND WALNUT PESTO PASTA WITH CRISPY SUNDRIED TOMATOES RECIPE BY HOME COOKING WITH JULIE NEVILLE
Author: Julie Nevillle’s Team
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italy
Keyword: Quick & Easy

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