Red Chilli Pesto & Roasted Tomato Spaghetti Pasta Recipe

Red chilli and roasted tomato pesto sauce is a variation to the regular kind of pasta sauce which will give you a hit of fiery spice from the red chillies. The pasta sauce gives a much needed tangy smoky balance to the spaghetti and you will love to enjoy it with a glass of champagne by the side.

Subhasmita Panigrahi
Red Chilli Pesto & Roasted Tomato Spaghetti Pasta Recipe
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Red Chilli Pesto & Roasted Tomato Spaghetti Recipe is a delightful twist on a traditional basil pesto that is usually made with basil, pine-nuts, garlic, parmesan cheese and olive oil. But this red chilli and roasted tomato pesto is a variation to the regular kind which gets a hit of fiery spice from red chillies. However it is not an overly spicy pesto, because it gets a much needed tangy smoky balance of flavours from the oven-roasted tomatoes that also give the pesto body. It goes very well with any kind of pasta of your choice. You can also use it as a snack box a breeze!

Serve the Red Chilli Pesto & Roasted Tomato Spaghetti Pasta Recipe along with a toasted garlic bread for a weekend dinner.

Other recipes that you can try are:

  1. Spaghetti with Pesto & Parmesan Recipe
  2. Spring Onion, Pepper & Spaghetti Soup Recipe
  3. Whole Wheat Spaghetti With Avocado Basil Pesto Recipe

 

Cuisine: Italian Recipes
Course: Dinner
Diet: Vegetarian
Prep in

15 M

Cooks in

30 M

Total in

45 M

Makes:

4 Servings

Ingredients

    Ingredients for Red Chilli Pesto
  • 3 to 4 Dry red chillies
  • 1/2 cup Pine nuts
  • 1/3 cups Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin powder (Jeera)
  • 8 cloves Garlic
  • 1 sprig Basil leaves
  • 3 Tomatoes , or 10 cherry tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup Olive Oil
  • Salt , to taste
  • Ingredients for Pasta
  • 300 grams Spaghetti Pasta

How to make Red Chilli Pesto & Roasted Tomato Spaghetti Pasta Recipe

  1. To begin making the Red Chilli Pesto & Roasted Tomato Spaghetti Pasta Recipe, we will first deseed the chillies and soak them in warm water for 15 - 20 minutes.

  2. Meanwhile roast the pine nuts or the walnuts till its aromatic for a couple of minutes on medium heat. Keep aside.

  3. Pre heat oven to 180 C. Cut red plum tomatoes into quarters. season it with salt and pepper. Toss in some olive oil over the tomatoes. Spread them in a single layer in a baking tray and bake for 30 minutes or till it is roasted . After baking for 10 minutes throw the garlic pods along with the skin to the baking tray. You will notice that the tomatoes shrink and get roasted.

  4. When you notice this, remove the tomatoes from the oven. 

  5. The next step is to blend all the ingredients to make the pesto. Place the soaked red chilli, pine nuts, parmesan, cumin powder, roasted garlic pods, half of the roasted tomatoes and basil in a blender. Pour the quarter cup of olive oil and blend to make a smooth pesto paste. 

  6. Cook spaghetti pasta along with salt and water until its cooked "al dente". Once the spaghetti is cooked, drained the water.

  7. Transfer the cooked Spaghetti to a large mixing bowl and toss in the pesto and the rest of the roasted tomatoes. Check the salt and adjust to suit your taste.

  8. Garnish with some for fresh basil herb.

  9. Serve the Red Chilli Pesto & Roasted Tomato Spaghetti Pasta Recipe along with a toasted garlic bread for a weekend dinner.

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Last Modified On Thursday, 17 May 2018 10:10
     
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