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Penne with Sicilian pesto : Original Italian recipe

The pens with Sicilian pesto are made with simple ingredients , fresh and tasty , a savory condiment typical of Sicilian cuisine .

The recipe of penne with pesto alla Siciliana knows many versions, one that involves the use of eggplant, ricotta salata (the aged ) , almonds mixed with pine nuts, I leave you my simplified version . Try this recipe .. I think it's a great alternative to the pesto sauce .

Recipe ingredients

350 grams of feathers
200 grams of fresh sheep's ricotta
450 grams of ripe tomatoes (such as copper )
10 basil leaves
2 tablespoons pine nuts
salt and pepper q.b.
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 clove of garlic
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

Preparation of recipe

Wash the tomatoes , cut them in half and remove the seeds indoors.
In a large bowl place the cottage cheese , tomatoes , basil , pine nuts , fresh ground pepper , olive oil, parmesan cheese and mix everything with an immersion blender . A few minutes will be enough to get a fragrant , creamy pesto .
Adjust the seasoning with salt. Cook the penne , al dente and season with Sicilian pesto , a drizzle of olive oil and a sprinkling of fresh basil, chopped coarsely.

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