Randy Mayor; Jan Gautro
4 servings (serving size: 1 cup)

The Mediterranean flavors in this easy pasta dish come from sun-dried tomatoes, basil, almonds, garlic and Parmesan cheese, and the oil in the sun-dried tomatoes gives the almond-spiced pesto a rich consistency.

How to Make It

Step 1

Cook pasta according to the package directions, omitting salt and fat. Drain through a sieve over a bowl, reserving 1 cup cooking liquid. Return pasta to pan.

Step 2

While pasta cooks, place tomatoes and next 6 ingredients (through black pepper) in a food processor; process until finely chopped.

Step 3

Combine tomato mixture and the reserved 1 cup cooking liquid, stirring with a whisk. Add to pasta; toss well to coat. Sprinkle with feta.

Ratings & Reviews

Vegan Version is Yummmmmmmmmmmm

July 01, 2017
I tweaked the reecipe by using vegan parmesan, smoked paprika, chargrilled capsicum, mixed herbs, tomato paste with the other ingredients.  I sprinkled homemade vegan feta through the sauce before serving.  It was amazing!

I dont cook...

July 23, 2016
I made this for an anniversary dinner and it was so easy and came out perfect! She loved it!

ukrainka23's Review

June 13, 2009
This was so good. I would definitely make this again. It doesn't keep very well--it gets dry.

schepesm's Review

September 18, 2011
the preparation for this dish is literally done once the pasta is done cooking - extremely quick and easy, and absolutely delish for a weeknight meal!

charoulli's Review

July 16, 2011
I'm not a fan of pesto, but this, I loved!!! (the sun-dried tomatoes made the difference) I added fresh minced garlic instead of the bottled kind. The taste of the pesto wasn't too strong, and feta gave it a great taste instead of the usual parmesan cheese. I will make again and again!!

jndgregory's Review

October 08, 2012

Jenn1877's Review

January 12, 2009
You don't even need the feta, the sauce is so rich. It takes no time at all and is spectacularly good. Highly recommended.

mrseriklee's Review

September 29, 2012
easy, fast and fabulous!

NikH15's Review

December 03, 2011
I love, love, LOVE this recipe! My boyfriend always adds chicken to his which is also very yummy. We have even grilled steaks, sliced them, and added them to the top of our pasta! When I make the pesto, I make several batches and freeze them. They thaw out while the pasta is boiling and make a perfect, quick meal for a busy week night! I share this recipe with everyone I can! =]

nwilker's Review

November 21, 2009
I did not like the results of this recipe at all. I ended up adding regular pasta sauce to make it more edible. It looked like it would be amazing with all the yummy ingredient, but for me, it was a no-go!