Green Day Basil and Tomato Pesto Pasta

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  1. Donnie46

    Donnie46 Slow but sure....

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    Basil and tomato pesto pasta


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    Serves 4



    Ingredients


    4 garlic cloves
    1 tsp finely grated lemon zest
    juice of 1 lemon
    8 tbsp very finely chopped fresh basil
    200g quark soft cheese
    salt and freshly ground black pepper
    350g dried linguine
    8 midi vine tomatoes, halved



    To garnish
    Basil leaves



    Method
    Peel and finely great the garlic to a pulp and place in a food processor with the lemon zest, lemon juice, chopped basil and Quark cheese. Season well and blend until smooth.


    Cook the linguine according to the packet instructions in a large saucepan and when cooked, drain and return to the saucepan. Stir in the pesto mixture and tomatoes and toss to coat evenly.


    Ladle into warmed pasta bowls or plates, garnish with basil leaves and serve immediately.
     
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    Oooh, that sounds lovely - must try it!
     
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