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The Best Red Pesto Pasta Recipe

The Best Red Pesto Pasta Recipe

A perfect alternative to green pesto, this red pesto pasta recipe lets you create a low calories dish with a fresh summer taste. Made with sun-dried tomatoes, roasted red peppers, parmesan, and basil, it’s full of flavour and gives a rich consistency to your pasta.

It’s quite interesting to trace back the history of pesto from its roots back to the Ancient Roman age. It comes from the word Genoesepestâ and generally means, to crush or to pound. It was traditionally prepared with a mortar and pestle, and has countless variations that use different ingredients like garlic, nuts, as well as cheese.

Thankfully, with the help of this recipe, you can now create your own homemade red pesto sauce and garnish it over pasta to enjoy a classic, authentic flavour.

Red Pesto Pasta

Shopping list

  • 1 cup of sundried tomatoes
  • Spicentice Italian Seasoning
  • 1 chilli
  • 2 red peppers (roasted)
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • ½ cup of water
  • 1/3 cup of olive oil
  • 1 tsp of pepper
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 2 tsp of salt
  • ½ cup of nutritional yeast
  • 1 cup of ground almond
  • 500g of spaghetti pasta
  • Pinenuts (optional)

Preparing the pesto

Add the Spicentice Italian seasoning, sundried tomatoes, chilli, roasted red peppers, juice of half a lemon, cup of water, cup of olive oil, pepper, garlic, salt and the nutritional yeast into a blender. Whizz it together until it’s smooth. You may add more oil or water to achieve the consistency that you prefer.

Preparing the pasta

Check the instructions on the packet of pasta. Boil water, cook the pasta and drain it carefully. Save about a third of a cup of the water used to boil the pasta to use later. Set aside once done.


  1. Add the 1/3 cup of water to a pan. Wait to boil and add the pesto and the pasta.
  1. Mix it well.
  1. Optional: add chicken or some vegetables.
  1. Serve it in a bowl and enjoy.

Why choose Spicentice?

Creating tasty meals at home doesn’t have to be hard. Here at Spicentice, we are committed to helping our customers prepare different dishes through our wide range of recipes. We have different kits that are made of 100% pure herbs and spices, and ingredients that we have sourced from trusted suppliers across the globe.

Our aim is to create a huge selection of meal options that are delicious and healthy, so that you can easily cook without having to constantly go buy more ingredients. We've a wealth of simple, authentic recipes for you and the whole family.