Sicilian-style pesto pasta

Authentic pesto pasta straight from the shores of Sicily

  • Ready in 20 mins
  • Serves 4
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 528
  • fat 27g
  • saturates 4g
  • carbs 60g
  • sugars 0g
  • fibre 4g
  • protein 16g
  • salt 0.16g


  • 300g linguine pasta
  • 85g blanched almonds, roughly chopped
  • 25g caciocavallo or pecorino cheese, grated
  • large handful basil leaves, roughly chopped
  • 50ml extra-virgin olive oil
  • 4 small vine tomatoes, seeded and chopped


  1. Cook pasta according to pack instructions. Blend together the almonds, cheese, most of the basil and all of the olive oil in a food processor until they form a chunky paste. Drain pasta, then stir through pesto and tomatoes.

  2. Spoon onto serving plates, then serve sprinkled with the remaining basil leaves.

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