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Sicilian Pesto Pasta Salad

15 MINPrep Time
10 MINCook Time
6 to 8Servings
(2)
by Giadzy
Photo Credit: Elizabeth Newman
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This bright summery Sicilan pesto, known as Pesto Alla Trapanese, is a little different than the verdant green pesto we all know and love: it stars cherry tomatoes, toasted almonds, basil, garlic, red pepper flakes, olive oil and Parm. The result is a sauce that hits all the flavor notes of fresh, sweet, herbaceous, spicy and savory… and it’s perfect served on pasta. 

Serve this up as a warm pasta, or as a pasta salad; this is one of those dishes that is delicious no matter what temperature you eat it.

Sicilian Pesto Pasta Salad

 

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Sicilian Pesto Pasta Salad

Rated 5.0 stars by 1 users

Category

Pasta

Servings

6

Prep Time

15 minutes

Cook Time

10 minutes

Calories

753

Author:

Giadzy

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.
  2. To make the pesto, place the garlic and almonds in the bowl of a food processor or high powered blender. Pulse together until finely chopped. Add the basil, tomatoes, salt, pepper flakes and pulse again to combine. With the motor running add the oil in a thin stream until combined. Remove the sauce to a large mixing bowl and stir in the parmesan cheese. Set aside.
  3. Once the water is boiling, add the pasta and cook until al dente according to the package directions. Drain the pasta and add to the mixing bowl with the sauce and stir to combine. Add the almonds, arugula, and mozzarella pearls and stir to incorporate.
  4. Serve immediately, or at room temperature.

Nutrition

Nutrition

Nutrition Serving Size
6
per serving
Calories
753
Amount/Serving % Daily Value
Carbs
66 grams
Protein
29 grams
Fat
43 grams
Saturated Fat
11 grams
Cholestrol
38 milligrams
Sodium
552 milligrams
Fiber
6 grams
Sugar
5 grams

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3 reviews & comments

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    Marc - Jul 05
    ★★★★★
    ★★★★★

    This recipe comes together very quickly and is absolutely delicious! I am a household of 2, so I halved the recipe…that was a big mistake! Next time I will make the full recipe so we have more of it to devour! Thank you Giada for another recipe that will be permanently added to our rotation.

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    Mary - Jul 05
    ★★★★★
    ★★★★★

    Easy and delicious! A keeper!

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    David - Jun 25
    ★★★★★
    ★★★★★

    Thanks for the yummy food

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