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Penne Pasta, Cherry Tomato, and Roquette Pesto

Easy to make and with a real intensity of flavor - once you've tried this, you'll never buy pre-made pesto again!

Mark Stower, Director of Food and Service

Preparation Time: 10 mins

Cooking Time: 15 mins

Serves: 6


  • Step 1

    Put one handful of Roquette to one side to finish the salad. Put the rest into a food processor and add the pine nuts, parmesan, chopped garlic and basil leaves. Blend to a paste then add the olive oil and check the seasoning. Pesto now made.

  • Step 2

    Place the cooked pasta into a large bowl and add enough pesto to coat. Now add the saved Roquette and mix in, put to one side.

  • Step 3

    Heat a skillet pan and add the tomatoes to just blister and caramelise. Leave to cool.

  • Step 4

    Now add the cherry tomatoes to the pasta and serve in a large bowl.