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Busiate with Pesto alla Trapanese, Sicilian Recipe

Updated: Mar 28, 2022


1 Busiate Pasta

1 large tomato, cut into chunks

1 big bunch of fresh basil

¾ cup almonds

2 cloves garlic

¼ cup grated parmesan cheese, plus more for serving

½ cup extra virgin olive oil


Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Red peppers flakes, to taste


Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.

Add in the Busiate pasta and cook it until al dente.

Meanwhile, blend the tomato, basil, almonds, garlic, and parmesan cheese in a food processor or mortar and pestle, until roughly chopped.

Add in the olive oil while continuing to blend.

Taste and season with salt, pepper, and red chili flakes. Pour into a large bowl.

Drain the cooked pasta and add to the bowl of Trapanese Pesto.

Toss them, then serve immediately topped with more grated parmesan cheese.

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