Pasta with Tomato and Almond Pesto (Pesto Alla Trapanese)

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Pasta with Tomato and Almond Pesto (Pesto Alla Trapanese)

Why This Recipe Works

For a tomato pesto recipe that didn’t disappoint, we used toasted ground nuts, which provided body and crunch to offset the tomatoes’ pulpiness, and a modest amount of olive oil to make the sauce creamy without too much richness. The result...

Why This Recipe Works

For a tomato pesto recipe that didn’t disappoint, we used toasted ground nuts, which provided body and crunch to offset the tomatoes’ pulpiness, and a modest amount of olive oil to make the sauce creamy without too much richness. The result was a clean, bright tomato pesto recipe with fruity, vibrant sweetness.

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Saucy Italian FavoritesSeason 10, Ep. 1007

We prepare two beloved Italian dishes—a streamlined meat sauce that tastes like it’s been simmering all day, and an authentic Sicilian pesto—using tips from Italian cooking expert Lidia Bastianich.