Linguine with Red Pesto and Corn

By Posie (Harwood) Brien
June 19, 2015
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Author Notes: This clever summertime take on pesto will you use up all those tomatoes and is perfect for pasta or sandwiches.

Recipe Adapted from the De Cecco box.
Posie (Harwood) Brien

Serves: 4

  • 1 pound dried linguine fini or other thin pasta
  • 4 ripe plum tomatoes
  • 15 basil leaves
  • 1 tablespoon celery leaves
  • 1 tablespoon parsley leaves, plus more for serving
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1/2 cup sliced (or whole) almonds
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 6 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 ears fresh corn
  • Parmesan, for serving (optional)
  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to boil. Add the pasta and cook until al dente, following the instructions on the package. Plunge into an ice bath, drain, and let cool.
  2. Bring another pot of water to boil. Drop the tomatoes in for about 1 minute, until their skins split. Transfer them to a bowl of ice water to stop the cooking. Once cool, peel the skins and remove the seeds.
  3. In a food processor or blender, combine the peeled tomatoes, basil, celery leaves, parsley, salt, garlic, almonds, pepper, and olive oil. Process until smooth.
  4. Shuck the corn and slice the kernels off of the cob. In a large bowl, toss the pasta with the sauce and the raw corn. Serve topped with chopped parsley or grated Parmesan.

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