This delicious Sicilian scented pesto needs no introduction. I found those juicy red bell peppers in Jozi Real Food Market and I gave into temptation! You can use it as a dressing for pasta or as a main ingredient in many other recipes! An example? See my baked paccheri’s recipe!

Ingredients

  • 600g red bell peppers
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 20g basil
  • 40g pine nuts
  • 70g Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 50g Pecorino cheese, grated
  • salt
  • 1 cup extra virgin olive oil

Time

30′

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Level

easy

Serves

4

vegetarian

Directions

Preheat oven to 220°C.
Wash the bell peppers and bake for 20 minutes.
Meanwhile, lightly toast the pine nuts in a skillet on medium heat.
Remove the seeds, membranes and skin from the peppers.
Mix all the ingredients using a stick blender until a soft thick consistency.
Buon appetito!