Sun-Dried Tomato and Walnut Penne Recipe

Sun-Dried Tomato and Walnut Penne


  • penne pasta
  • sun-dried tomatoes
  • fresh basil
  • yellow tomatoes
  • walnuts
  • garlic
  • olive oil

How to make Sun-Dried Tomato and Walnut Penne

This dish was made for a picnic and as such it is served cold. I guess you could serve it hot too, but I think it works nicer as a picnic-style cold dish.

  1. Cook your penne, drain and put in ice water to stop the pasta from cooking any more in its own heat.

  2. Mince a clove or two of garlic and add to a nice big glug of olive oil in a small bowl. Add a handful of sun-dried tomatoes to the bowl and distress them with a fork so they flavour the oil slightly. Add a handful of walnut pieces (don't crush them, just break them into generous pieces).

  3. Slice the yellow tomatoes and salt them. Salting the cut side of a tomato will help draw out the moisture (pat it with a paper towel after a few minutes) and helps improve the flavour.

  4. Drain the pasta. Pour the oil mixture onto your pasta, add the yellow tomatoes, a generous handful of chopped fresh basil and give everything a good stir. Season with salt and pepper.

  • celia
    celia says

    i love penne. this looks lovely

  • telliecoin
    telliecoin says

    i don't like walnuts and yellow tomatoes :(

  • yongfook
    yongfook says

    yellow tomatoes taste the same as red tomatoes!

  • Judy
    Judy says

    lol :) The walnuts look like an interesting addition - I've never seen yellow tomatoes at a supermarket before though..very odd.. Have a sudden urge to try pasta with sliced yellow plums..!

  • telliecoin
    telliecoin says

    no they don't :( I like orange tomatoes though those are the bestest ever!

  • ktinka
    ktinka says

    this looks and sounds lovely! i have to try it! it's really hard to find yellow tomatoes in this town though, unfortunately. but as you said, they taste almost the same :)

  • Sinbad
    Sinbad says

    Were you able to find sun-dried tomatoes in Japan? I don't think I've ever seen them.

  • worldpeas
    worldpeas says

    sounds like a great summer pasta dish. and it's pretty!

  • Woodchuck
    Woodchuck says

    u can get sundried tomatoes in Yamaya the discount booze shop along with other foods you dont usually get in japan, and not at crazy prices. tho i dont know if they have yamayas outside the greater tokyo area.

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