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Spicy roast capsicum pesto

13
13
13
SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
30 min
Prep
15 min
Cook
15 min
Serves
4
Difficulty
Easy
You’ll be amazed how easy it is to whip up a gourmet pasta at home. Simply throw your ingredients in a food processor for a fast, fabulous sauce to stir through

Ingredients

Red capsicum

3 medium

Semi-dried tomatoes

80 g

Blanched almonds

¼ cup(s)

Garlic

2 clove(s), quartered

Grated parmesan cheese

¼ cup(s), finely grated

Dried chilli flakes

½ tsp

Lemon juice

1 tbs

Olive oil

2 tbs

Oil spray

1 x 3 second spray(s)

Pasta

250 g

Instructions

  1. Preheat grill on high. Place capsicums, skin-side up, on a baking tray and lightly spray with oil. Grill for 5–8 minutes or until skin is black and blistered. Transfer to a snap-lock bag. Seal and set aside for 5 minutes. Peel and discard skin.
  2. Place capsicum, tomatoes, almonds, garlic, parmesan cheese, dried chilli flakes, lemon juice and olive oil in a food processor. Process until smooth. Serve tossed with pasta cooked following packet instructions or until tender.