Spaghetti with sun-dried tomatoes, walnuts and lemon pesto


A simple and delicious sauce for pasta. It can be prepared in a few minutes and is so full of flavor. Through the use of sun-dried tomatoes in olive oil you can prepare it all year. The addition of walnuts combines two types of pesto that are a perfect match together and the lemon zest gives it a touch of freshness.

Spaghetti with sun-dried tomatoes, walnuts and lemon pesto
Preparation time


For 3 Person(s)


  • 1 cup fresh basil leaves
  • 8 (or more) walnuts
  • 3 tbsp grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 garlic clove
  • lemon zest to taste
  • 100 g sun-dried tomatoes in oil
  • extra virgin olive oil (I used 3 tbsp)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 300 g speghetti pasta
  • capers (optional)

Spaghetti with sun-dried tomatoes, walnuts and lemon pesto Directions

  1. Cook the spaghetti al dente following the manufacturer's instructions.
  2. Put the basil, garlic, grated Parmesan cheese, walnuts, drained sun-dried tomatoes and some lemon zest in a blender.

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  3. Blend all the ingredients and gradually add the olive oil to get the desired consistency. Taste, regulate with salt and pepper and blend again.

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  4. Pour the pesto over the cooked pasta and cook a minute in the pan. Add some capers and serve.

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Nutrition facts

(vegetarian, gluten free)
Per Serving


Saturday, 01 April 2017
This is my husband's all time favorite recipe! Thank you - Ellen from California

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