Combine the tomatoes and boiling water in a small bowl and allow to steep for 10 minutes.
Drain the tomatoes, reserving the liquid.
Combine the tomatoes and the remaining pesto ingredients in an electric blender or food processor.
Process until a smooth paste is formed, adding as much of the reserved water as necessary.
Toss with the hot pasta and serve garnished with pine nuts and basil.
- The pine nuts are best when toast lightly for a garnish.
- Choose your favourite pasta. This recipe works well with most.
- The pasta should be cooked according to the packet instructions.
Calories: 990kcal | Carbohydrates: 105g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 48g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 595mg | Potassium: 69mg | Fiber: 18g | Sugar: 37g