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Sundried Tomatoes and Roasted Pine Nuts Pasta
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Sundried Tomatoes and Roasted Pine Nuts Pasta

This recipe is one of my favourites. Use it on its own or as a side dish.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups of spaghetti, or any other long and fine pasta you want
  • 7oz jar of finely chopped sundried tomatoes – do not drain; set the oil aside
  • 1/2 cup of pine nuts
  • 4 garlic cloves, finely chopped

Cooking instructions

1. Cook spaghetti al dente. Drain, rinse and set aside.

2. Heat two tablespoons of the sun dried tomatoes' oil in a pan. Roast both the garlic and pine nuts until they become a light golden colour, which will not take very long. Add the sun dried tomatoes and roast for about 2 more minutes. Be mindful of stirring often as the garlic and pine nuts may turn black if you let them stay on one side too long.

3. Transfer the garlic, pine nuts and tomatoes to a large cooking pot. Add the pasta and the rest of the oil. Stir well using a pasta utensil. Let it warm on low for about five minutes.

Serves four side dishes or two meals.

 

*Image courtesy Flickr creative commons.

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  1. Anita Vegana
    I created this thanks to Veganara.
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    1. Veganara
      Veganara
      Vote no 7. I am so glad you have discovered sun-dried tomatoes because of my influence!!! I can't get enough of them, and this recipe of yours sounds delectable, as pine-nuts are another one of my passions! I can't wait to try this. Keep up the good work!
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  2. SnakeWitch
    I like this recipe. Simple and delicious! Voted!
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  3. BuddhasDelight
    BuddhasDelight
    mmm! voted. :) i love both of these ingredients, divine.
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  4. Shabs Online
    Shabs Online
    Great post…I luv tangy tomatoes......n their use in different ways..wll try sun-dried too........Voted! You can also check my latest ‘The Magical Ball of Green’! :)
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  5. kristo
    kristo
    voted! this is such a yummy combo of flavours :)
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  6. Akanksha
    Akanksha
    I have never tasted sun dried tomatoes..thankfully I have fresh ones available near me :-) It feels great to know how we learn and get new ideas from each other. well this one must go to the top...you have my vote!
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    1. Veganara
      Veganara
      Yo must try sun-dried tomaotes Akanksha! I love fresh ones too, and eat quite a lot of those, but sun-dried ones are even better. It is something to do with the drying process that gives them a richer, deeper flavour, try them and you will see what I mean. Mmmmm...That reminds me, I am out of them, I need to go shopping for some more ...(Addicted!)
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      1. Akanksha
        Akanksha
        I am not sure whether I will find them here it India..let me look up next time.. Can I just dry them at home when the sun is bright? Have you ever tried that?
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        1. Veganara
          Veganara
          No I haven't, but I did an internet search recently about how to make them yourself; you can do it without too much difficulty, but I believe it is quite a long process. If you do it yourself, you can blog about it!
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          1. SnakeWitch
            You can cheat and use the oven, too. They still call those "sun" dried, although you used electricity instead... They're good as well.
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            1. Veganara
              Veganara
              Yep, that is what I read when I did the research Annie, that often there hasn't been any sun at all that goes into the drying process, but they still taste the same. If I made them, I would have to use other means, like an oven, etc; how else could I possibly make "sun" dried tomatoes here in our climate, in Britain? LOL
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              1. Akanksha
                Akanksha
                Thankfully, we have a lot of sun here in India. I remember my mom used to make sun-dried potato chips (which we fried later) And I don't use oven..let me see..
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                1. Veganara
                  Veganara
                  So no excuse for not making them the authentic way then Akanksha! Just do an internet search on Google, for example, "How to Make Sun-Dried Tomatoes" and you should find a recipe easily enough. I think it does require a bit of time and patience though! If you do it, you must blog about it, I will be very interested to see how they come out, what you make of them.
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                  1. Veganara
                    Veganara
                    PS Please check out my latest blog A Cathartic Story, you might find that of interest!
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                  2. Akanksha
                    Akanksha
                    I did that already! will surely do this sometime in future and also let you know :)
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  7. Roopam
    Awesome! This is so simple and sounds so light and pleasing to taste...voted!
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