Pasta Perfect!


So, a very talented photographer – Pratik Panchal edited this image for me, and also took the liberty of naming this post “Pasta Perfect”!

This dish can be easily tossed together in 15-20 minutes!

Put together some:  serves 4

1 bag of pasta that you enjoy – this goes well with almost any type

1 cup (or more) of basil pesto – see

1/2 cup pine nuts

2 cups whole rosa tomatoes

1/2 cup Parmesan cheese

250g Bocchini mozzarella



olive oil


Boil the pasta – al dente.

While the pasta is on the stove, dress the tomatoes with olive oil, salt, pepper and maybe a bit of green chilli, if you enjoy a bit of heat! Roast in the oven for about ten minutes.


When the pasta is done, mix the pesto while its hot!

Tear up those perfect white balls of cheese and toss into the pasta, along with the sizzling tomatos!

Add the Parmesan, salt  and pepper to taste, along with a quick drizzle of olive oil  and toss.

Sprinkle the toasted pine nuts over the dish, and serve warm or cold as a salad.


I just love using a pasta with a shell like interior - it gives surprises of cheese and pine nuts when you dig in unexpectedly!

Oh…there’s nothing like fresh italian bread to soak up the remaining pesto afterwards;)

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