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Recipe of the day: Spinach and Homemade Sun-Blush Tomato Pasta

11 Sep

A simple Sicilian-style pasta dish using my sun-blush tomatoes.


  • 12 sun-blush tomatoes
  • 224 g uncooked penne pasta
  • 15 g pine nuts
  • 15 ml leftover  oil from the sun-blush tomatoes
  • 0.8 g crushed chilli flakes
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 bunch fresh spinach, rinsed and torn into bite-size pieces
  • 20 g grated Parmesan cheese


  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Place penne pasta in the pot, cook 9 to 12 minutes, until al dente, and drain.
  2. Place the pine nuts in a skillet over medium heat. Cook and stir until lightly toasted.
  3. Heat the leftover sun-blush oil and chili flakes in a pan over medium heat and sauté the garlic 1 minute, until tender. Mix in the spinach, and cook until almost wilted. Pour in the reserved broth, and stir in the chopped sun-dried tomatoes. Continue cooking 2 minutes, or until heated through.
  4. In a large bowl, toss the cooked pasta with the spinach and tomato mixture and pine nuts. Serve with freshParmesan cheese.
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