Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Garlic Pasta with Artichokes Sundried Tomatoes and Toasted Almonds


1 lb pasta of choice
14 oz jar marinated drained and washed artichoke hearts chopped
1/2 cup sundried tomatoes well drained reserving oil
1/4 cup chopped roasted pepper
1 cup toasted almonds ( sauteed in a heated pan on top of stove, cool set aside.)
1 teaspoon fresh lemon zest
2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice seeds removed
freshly ground black pepper to taste
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
2 tablespoons olive oil
pinch of cayenne pepper
Italian Style bread crumbs

Cook pasta to al dente. Drain set aside.  Place the cut marinated artichoke hearts, the chopped sun-dried tomatoes, the toasted almonds, and lemon zest in a large bowl.
Add the pasta into the bowl with the artichoke hearts, peppers and sun-dried tomatoes. Sprinkle lemon juice, parsley, and black pepper, spice had herbs over the pasta, toss to mix. Add 1 to 2 tablespoons of the sun-dried tomato oil in a small fry pan, saute garlic 2 minutes. Add to the pasta along with 1-2 tablespoons of olive oil. Toss all together and serve. Sprinkle with bread crumbs.

19 comments:

Cookin' Canuck said...

Wow, this is absolutely packed with flavor. I adore both artichoke hearts and sun-dried tomatoes, and can imagine that they really brighten up this pasta dish.

Angie's Recipes said...

A lovely and flavourful pasta meal.

Federica said...

Your paste looks amazing dear :) I love all the ingredients you used. Bye, have a nice day

Connie said...

oh my goodness . . . I am drooling on my keyboard. Yum!!!
Connie :)

Tina Bk said...

This looks so tasty, Claudia! When I see dishes like this, it leaves me thinking that your neighbors are counting the days for you to host a dinner party! How great would it be to be in that circle of friends? Another delicious recipe, keep them coming!

Greg said...

This looks awesome. I want this pasta. Can I have a bite l? Please!

Greg said...

This looks awesome. I want this pasta. Can I have a bite l? Please!

Karen (Back Road Journal) said...

Such an interesting pasta recipe. The almonds must give so much flavor to the dish.

speedy70 said...

bravissima, รจ un piacere conoscerti, mi aggiungo ai tuoi lettori, dall'Italia! Passa a trovarmi, un abbraccio!

Cucina49 said...

This is a delicious-looking vegetarian pasta! I bet the almonds give this a nice bit of crunch.

Elisabeth said...

Wow, Claudia, I love, love, your creamy and amazing pasta, with the gratin topping. I'm so pinning this!
I see you have a new Italian friend, who is happy to meet you!
xoxo

FABBY'S LIVING said...

OMG! I'm drooling and it's 1pm around here!! Sooo hungry, but I'd love this dish asap! Veggies and almonds, my cuppa tea for sure. Thank you for sharing, I'm so pinning it. Thanks for your lovely visit, I so love it. Hugs,
FABBY

Alida said...

Looks so good. I'd love a bite. I too wish we were living closer!

Reeni said...

I love everything about this pasta! I wish it was my dinner!

Maureen @ Orgasmic Chef said...

Love the combination of flavors in this dish. Hubby doesn't like pasta much so I really crave a dish like this.

Catherine said...

Dear Claudia, All of the ingredients I love. I am sure this was delicious. Blessings dear. Catherine xo

Claudia said...

You just proved the most wonderful thing about pasta - it marries so well with so many ingredients and ties them up delivering the best dinner to your table!

Magic of Spice said...

What a flavorful pasta dish, looks scrumptious and it's making me hungry!

Bo said...

This sounds delicious! I love everything in it!