Linguine with Pesto & Roasted Tomatoes is yet another pasta dish, from my Italian hat, with the green sauce called Basil Pesto. I used Linguine pasta for this dish but you can make this with any pasta of your choice. I prefer to add my Oven Roasted Tomatoes as they not only compliment color wise but also taste wise. Best part is that both the key ingredients "Roasted tomatoes" & "pesto sauce" can be prepared well in advance & stored in refrigerator to use as required. Thus making it possible to fix a quick and fancy meal for your family in a jiffy.
You don't really need exact measurements for this recipe. The amount of pesto tomatoes and cheese can go as per your preference but I have mentioned the quantities I used. You can get the detailed step by step recipes for Basil Pesto and Oven roasted tomatoes from the links below:
Oven roasted tomatoes - Click for Recipe
Basil Pesto - Click for Recipe
Now to the recipe...
- Bring water to boil and season it well with salt. Now add the Linguine pasta and cook as per package instructions (approximately 10 mins), drain the pasta water reserving half cup of this starchy water which we will use to adjust the pesto consistency. Transfer the pasta back to the pot.
- Now add the basil pesto & roasted tomatoes to the cooked linguine. Add starchy water if required to adjust the consistency & mix well. As soon as the pesto comes in contact with the warm pasta you will get a nice aroma. Check the seasoning and add salt and pepper if required.
- Top it with grated parmigiano reggiano cheese reserving some for ganishing and mix again.
That's it our delicious and colorful Linguine with Pesto & Roasted Tomatoes is ready. Serve it hot topped with some more parmigiano reggiano. Enjoy!!