Tomato + Hazelnut Pesto Pasta

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Home-grown vegetables have a completely different taste, and I have proof for that, and I am sure you agree.

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This time, I grew tomatoes and basil, organically of course, and so, I have good reason to make pasta.

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  1. 10 vine tomatoes
  2. 120-150g hazelnuts
  3. 300g wholewheat spaghetti (or any pasta of your choice)
  4. 1 dense stalk of basil
  5. 4 cloves of garlic
  6. Salt
  7. Extra virgin olive oil

 

  • Cook the pasta till they are aldente
  • Meanwhile, soak the hazelnuts in warm water for about 10 minutes, and chop half the tomatoes roughly
  • Drain the nuts and add them to a food processor with the chopped tomatoes, half the basil leaves and some starch from the cooking pasta
  • Process this mixture till it forms a smooth pesto, adding a tbspn of oil in between
  • Season with salt and pulse again
  • When the pasta is cooked, add the pesto, and combine well
  • While serving, chop up the remaining tomatoes, pluck some more fresh basil from the stalk and dress the pasta. Drizzle with olive oil and enjoy!
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