Sun Dried Tomato Pasta

Posted by ieatwise.com

04.06.2014

Sun-dried tomatoes are excellent sources of minerals, especially potassium and magnesium. Potassium helps regulate your electrolyte balance, while magnesium maintains healthy bone tissue. Consuming sun-dried tomatoes also boosts your intake of iron, manganese, copper and phosphorus.


Serves: 3 Total Time: 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 package (223g) Kamut fusili, or any other whole grain pasta
  • 1/4 cup pecans
  • 15 sun-dried tomatoes, whole
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup water
  • black pepper
  • 5 sun-dried tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 cup lettuce leaves, shredded
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved


Directions

  1.  Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil, then add the pasta and cook until done.
  2.  Toast the pecans lightly (5 min at 350F).
  3.  Put half of the nuts in a food processor or blender, along with the whole sun-dried tomatoes, the oil, water, and pepper to taste. Puree until smooth.
  4.  Toss the cooked pasta with the rest of the pecans, the chopped dun-dried tomatoes, the cherry tomatoes, and the lettuce. Dress with the pesto.