Pasta is a staple food of traditional Italian cuisine, with the first reference dating to 1154 in Sicily.
Also commonly used to refer to the variety of pasta dishes, pasta is typically made from an unleavened dough of a durum wheat flour mixed with water or eggs and formed into sheets or various shapes, then cooked by boiling or baking.
As an alternative for those wanting a different taste, or who need to avoid products containing gluten, some pastas can be made using rice flour in place of wheat. Pastas may be divided into two broad categories, dried (pasta secca) and fresh (pasta fresca).
Spaghetti Pesto Rosso is a popular Italian dish, in which pasta (spaghetti) is cooked with pesto rosso, a Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto. This pesto, thickened with pine nuts, gets its intense red hue from the sun dried tomatoes.
Pesto rosso (red pesto) also known as pesto alla siciliana, is a sauce from Sicily similar to Genovese pesto but with the addition of tomato (dried ones), pine nuts and much less basil.
I normally cook and like to have pesto rosso with spaghetti, but you can try out other pastas also, like penne, fusilli, farfalle etc.
My husband and I had pesto rosso pasta first time in an Italian restaurant in Italy. We liked it so started making it at home. Firstly we used to buy pesto rosso sauce from the grocery shop, but then we saw on the internet how to make it at home so started preparing this sauce at home.
It's very easy to cook dish, requires less cooking time and tastes so good.
For Pesto Rosso Sauce
Making Pesto Rosso Sauce
Making Spaghetti Pesto Rosso