Arugula Pesto, Tomato, and Burrata Pasta
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Recipe Type: Pasta, Main
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Serves: 4-6 servings
 
Coated in peppery arugula pesto and served with sweet tomatoes and creamy burrata, this bucatini pasta is an easy warm weather dish.
Ingredients
  • 1 Pound Cocktail Tomatoes on the vine (can substitute Cherry or Grape Tomatoes)
  • 1 Pound Bucatini
  • 8 oz. Burrata – torn into bite sized pieces
  • ⅓ Cup Basil – roughly chopped
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Sea Salt & Freshly Ground Pepper
Arugula-Pesto:
  • 1 Clove of Garlic
  • ⅓ Cup Pine Nuts, plus more for garnish
  • 2 ½ Cups Arugula, packed - plus more for garnish
  • ⅔ Cup Pecorino Romano – grated, plus more for garnish
  • 1 ½ tsp Lemon Juice
  • ½ Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil for easy clean up.
  2. Make the Arugula-Pesto: In the bowl of a food processor, combine the garlic and pine nuts. Process until finely chopped. Add the arugula, pecorino, lemon juice and a pinch of salt. Process until coarsely chopped. With the processor running, slowly add in the olive oil in a steady stream. Process until smooth. Taste and adjust for seasoning with salt and pepper.
  3. Roast the Tomatoes: Place tomatoes on baking sheet and drizzle with1 tablespoon olive oil. Season with ½ teaspoon salt and ? teaspoon pepper. Roast in oven for 18-20 minutes, or until tomatoes are very juicy, but not broken down.
  4. Meanwhile, Cook the pasta in salted water and cook until al dente according to package directions. Drain and transfer to a large bowl.
  5. Add pesto, half the burrata and basil to bowl with pasta and toss until well coated.
  6. Divide pasta between serving bowls and top with blistered tomatoes and remaining burrata. Garnish with additional arugula, pine nuts and pecorino if desired. Serve.
Notes
Pesto will keep, covered, in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
Recipe by Honest Cooking at http://honestcooking.com/arugula-pesto-tomato-burrata-pasta/