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Budget dinner series: Pesto pasta with baby tomatoes

Pesto pasta with baby tomatoes: R19 per person.

16 Aug 2010

So simple but packed with flavour. This is an elegant budget dinner in minutes.

Pesto pasta with baby tomatoes: R19 per person.

Serves 4

1 punnet bought pesto
1 punnet baby Italian tomatoes
1 roll of goats cheese
1 packet of spaghetti

Make the spaghetti according to the packet instructions.
Pan-fry the tomatoes in a little vegetable/canola oil for 5 minutes, add the whole punnet of pesto and stir for a minute. 

When the pasta is ready, stir the pesto and tomatoes through and serve with dollops of goats cheese on top.

Preparation time: 2 mins
Cooking time: 15 mins

Tasty alternatives!

1.       Serve with warm crusty ciabatta and butter.

2.       Add chicken for a meatier option.

- Caro de Waal

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