Tortellini with Tomatoes


Tortellini with Tomatoes
 
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Recipe type: entrees
Ingredients
  • 12 ounces cheese-filled tortellini
  • 1 large tomato, chopped
  • ¾ cup pesto sauce*(recipe follows)
  • 2.5 ounces salami, shaved
  • 2 ounces sun-dried tomatoes, chopped
  • * Basic Pesto Sauce
  • 5 cups packed basil leaves
  • ½ cup pine nuts
  • 4 medium-sized garlic cloves
  • 1½ cups grated Parmesan
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 1¼ cups extra-virgin olive oil
Instructions
  1. To prevent basil from blackening, wash and dry leaves just before processing.
  2. Blend basil, pine nuts, garlic and Parmesan into a rough paste, using a processor.
  3. With the processor running, drizzle the olive oil in slowly, adding only enough to make a thick, smooth paste.
  4. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.

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