Ingredients for 4 people:

  • 400 g spaghetti
  • Ten cherry tomatoes
  • 4 dried tomato flakes
  • A few basil leaves
  • Grated Parmesan

Home-made pesto:

  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 50 g basil leaves
  • 100 g Parmesan
  • 10 cl PDO huile d’olive de la Vallée des Baux-de-Provence
  • 15 g pine nuts
  • 1 pinch of coarse salt
  • Option: Lucques du Languedoc PDO olives


Prepare the pesto: peel and press the garlic cloves. Blend the garlic with the basil leaves and a pinch of coarse salt.

Add the pine nuts and Parmesan, and continue blending until you get a smooth green sauce. Mix in the olive oil.

The Pesto will keep for a few days in the refrigerator in an air-tight jar.

Prepare the pasta: cook the spaghetti according to the instructions on the packet.

Meanwhile, cut the cherry tomatoes in halves and sizzle them a few minutes in a frying pan with a little olive oil.

Cut up the dried tomato flakes.

When the pasta is cooked, drain it and immediately mix in 150 g of pesto.

Arrange on the plates. Add the cherry tomatoes and dried tomatoes. Sprinkle with Parmesan and decorate with basil leaves.

Our suggestion: you can add a few Lucques du Languedoc PDO olive flakes.

We advise you to use an intense-tasting PDO olive oil from Vallée des Baux-de-Provence for its aromas of freshly-cut grass, apple, almond, raw artichoke, fresh hazelnut and tomato leaf.

You can also use one of these PDO olive oils: Aix-en-Provence, Nîmes, Haute-Provence, Corse – Oliu di Corsica, Provence.