Linguine al Pesto Rosso

Linguine with Red Pesto

Preparation info
  • Serves


    as a first course
    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      15 min

Appears in
Pasta-lover's Cookbook

By Anna Del Conte

Published 1994

  • About

Red pesto is a modern answer to the original green pesto made with basil and pine kernels.

Red pesto looks, and tastes, very different, but is just as good and quick to prepare.


  • 200 g (7 oz) sun-dried tomatoes in oil
  • 2 garlic cloves


  1. Put the sun-dried tomatoes, garlic, herbs and chilli powder in the bowl of a food processor. Process for 30 seconds while adding the oil through the funnel. Transfer the pesto sauce to a bowl; taste it and adjust the seasoning. Place in a very low oven to heat.
  2. Cook the pasta according to pack instructions until al dente. Reserve 1 cupful of the water in wh