Sun Dried Tomato Pasta
Sun-dried tomato paste adds a burst of flavour to pasta sauce. This is a simple but satisfying 10-minute pasta meal with flavours of sun-dried tomato, pine nuts, artichoke and herbs.
4 teaspoonfuls of sun-dried tomato paste. The flavour of sun-dried tomatoes is unmistakeable, but many people find that normal sun-dried tomatoes are a pain to use. This paste gives you all of the flavour without the need to rehydrate or chop.
1 cupful of pasta shells.
A sprinkle of basil.
A sprinkle of oregano.
Chilli flakes can be added according to taste.
A handful of pine nuts.
2 or 3 artichoke hearts, chopped.
A drizzle of olive oil will help to loosen and dilute the tomato paste.
1) Put the pasta in a pan and cover with boiling water. Bring to a simmer.
2) Meanwhile, mix the olive oil, herbs, chilli, tomato paste and pine nuts.
3) Chop the artichoke hearts.
4) Stop boiling and drain the pasta after 10 minutes, or until the pasta has reached a soft consistency.
5) Mix well and serve.