PASTA WITH BASIL & HAZELNUT PESTO
50g hazelnuts, toasted 100g cherry tomatoes, halved Fresh basil leaves 1 tbsp olive oil To prepare the pesto, place the basil and nuts in a food processor and pulse a few times until coarsely chopped. Add the garlic and Parmesan and pulse a few times more. Slowly add the olive oil in a constant stream while the food processor is on. Stop to scrape down the sides of the food processor with a rubber spatula. Add salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste. To assemble the salad, put pasta in a salad bowl. Add the remaining salad ingredients and mix well. When ready to serve, add a cup of the prepared pesto and toss. Season to taste, and serve at room temperature.