Tortellini Pesto with Sun-dried Tomatoes


Tortellini Pesto with Sun-dried Tomatoes
 
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Recipe type: Entree
Ingredients
  • 18 ounces of fresh cheese tortellini
  • ½ cup pesto (recipe follows)
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • ¼ cup sun-dried tomatoes, drained and chopped
  • ¼ cup fresh basil, chopped
Instructions
  1. Drop tortellini into boiling salted water.
  2. Cook until they float on top; drain.
  3. Toss with pesto, cheese, sun-dried tomatoes and basil.

 

Pesto

Tortellini Pesto with Sun-dried Tomatoes
 
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Recipe type: Sauce
Ingredients
  • 1 cup fresh basil, washed, dried and stems discarded
  • 2 cloves garlic (or more, according to taste)
  • 1 tablespoon pine nuts
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tablespoon freshly grated Pecorino cheese
  • 1 tablespoon freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 5 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
Instructions
  1. Crush basil in a mortar and pestle with garlic, pine nuts and salt.
  2. Once a thick paste forms, grind in the cheeses.
  3. Whisk or blend in the oil.

 

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