Spaghetti with Macadamia Pesto and Semi-dried Tomatoes

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An interesting recipe using an unusual homemade pesto, spaghetti and sun-dried tomatoes.

Spaghetti with Macadamia Pesto and Semi-dried Tomatoes
Servings:Serves 2
Calories per serving:656
Ready in:30 minutes
Prep. time:15 minutes
Cook time:15 minutes
Difficulty:Average difficulty
Recipe author:Chef
First published:20th December 2013

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Wouldn't have thought of this


I usually use pine-nuts, macadamia nuts were just as good.



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  1. Method Pesto:
  2. Wash and dry basil leaves. Put into food processor or blender with macadamias and garlic. Process until well combined, scraping down sides.
  3. Add parmesan and salt, process again, slowly drizzle in oil (keeping machine running) until smooth. Store in an airtight jar or plastic container – a film of olive oil over top will help preserve.
  4. Store in fridge.
  5. Method Pasta:
  6. Cook spaghetti and drain, reserving 2–3 tablespoons
  7. pasta water.
  8. Mix pesto with pasta water then toss with spaghetti until well combined.Toss through semi-dried tomatoes and taste for seasoning.
  9. Top with extra chopped toasted macadamia nuts and serve immediately.


Substitute olive oil for macadamia oil if available

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