Basil and tomato pesto pasta

Free on Green

Serves 4
Ready in - 27 minutes


4 garlic cloves
1 tsp finely grated lemon zest
juice of 1 lemon
8 tbsp very finely chopped fresh basil
200g quark soft cheese
salt and freshly ground black pepper
350g dried linguine
8 midi vine tomatoes, halved

To garnish
Basil leaves

Peel and finely great the garlic to a pulp and place in a food processor with the lemon zest, lemon juice, chopped basil and Quark cheese. Season well and blend until smooth.

Cook the linguine according to the packet instructions in a large saucepan and when cooked, drain and return to the saucepan. Stir in the pesto mixture and tomatoes and toss to coat evenly.

Ladle into warmed pasta bowls or plates, garnish with basil leaves and serve immediately.