Basil Pesto Pasta

Basil Pesto Pasta

Basil Pesto Fusilli Pasta with Cherry Tomatoes

 — A simple, quick and delicious vegetarian dish. This fusilli pesto pasta with basil pesto sauce and cherry tomatoes is a must-try easy Mediterranean recipe for any season and occasion.

Ingredients (2 Servings)

  • 300 grams / 10 ounces Fusilli pasta (also known as Rotini or spiral pasta)
  • 1 cup Cherry tomatoes, cut in half
  • 1 cup Basil Pesto
  • 1 tablespoon Parmesan cheese, grated
  • Basil leaves
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • Himalayan pink salt for pasta water and seasoning
  • Fresh ground black pepper for seasoning


  1. Boil a large pot of water. Once boiling add salt and pasta. Under cook your pasta by 2 minutes less than recommended cooking time on the packaging for a firm “al dente” result.
  2. Cut cherry tomatoes in half and add them to a large frying pan with olive oil. Season with salt and fresh ground black pepper. Sauté for about a minute, add basil pesto and mix.
  3. Keep some pasta water aside to thin out the sauce and strain your pasta.
  4. Add a full tablespoon of parmesan cheese to your basil pesto sauce and mix.
  5. Place your strained pasta directly into the frying pan with pesto sauce and mix well.
  6. Add a few fresh basil leaves, mix well and serve.



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