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Pasta with Cherry Tomatoes and Almond Pesto

First Posted: 10/27/2011 4:55 pm Updated: 08/31/2012 10:48 am

Pasta with Cherry Tomatoes and Almond Pesto

Pasta with Cherry Tomatoes and Almond Pesto
New Media Publishing / Photography: Flat Art / Stylist: Abigail Donnelly
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  • Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a skillet and fry almonds until just pale golden, about 1 minute. Set aside, keeping skillet on hand.
  • Drop garlic into feed tube of processor with motor running to finely chop. Then add almonds, basil, water, and 1/3 cup oil and puree. Pulse in cheese and season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Remaining tablespoon oil to skillet and cook cherry tomatoes until juicy, about 2 minutes. Stir in almond pesto and season to taste.
  • While tomatoes are cooking, cook pasta according to package in salted boiling water. Reserve a little cooking water then drain and toss with sauce. Add cooking water to moisten as desired.


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