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Rotini With Sundried Tomatoes

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Recipe for Rotini with Sun Dried Tomato Sauce, Pasta is a great weeknight main dish because you can present a delicious, healthy, hearty meal in very little time. This sun dried tomato sauce is a perfect example, taking only about 5 minutes to prepare!
Ingredients
  Dried rotini 8 Ounce
  Sundried tomatoes 3 Cup (48 tbs), drained (packed in olive oil)
  Basil leaves 6 Large
  Toasted almonds 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Parmesan cheese 1 Cup (16 tbs), grated (1/4 cup for sauce and some extra for topping)
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm)
  Capers 1 Teaspoon
  Extra virgin olive oil 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Salt 1 Tablespoon (For cooking pasta)
Directions

MAKING
1.Boil the rotini in salted boiling water until cooked AL Dante.
2.While the pasta cooks, in a blender combine pesto leaves, sun dried tomatoes, cheese, almonds, garlic and capers with a pinch of salt.
3. Drizzle in olive oil through the food chute as you blend.
4.Blend till you get a nice soft paste.
5.Transfer the sauce to a bowl. You may not need all the sauce.
6.Mix the boiled and drained rotini with the sauce and add a ladle of pasta cooking water to it.
7.Mix well so that pasta is coated with the sauce and the flavors are well blended.

SERVING
8.Sprinkle with some Parmesan cheese and serve warm.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Very Easy
Cuisine: 
Italian
Course: 
Main Dish
Taste: 
Savory
Method: 
Tossed
Ingredient: 
Rotini
Interest: 
Quick, Healthy
Channel: 
Chat N Dish
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes
Cook Time: 
15 Minutes
Ready In: 
20 Minutes
Servings: 
2

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