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  • Serves 4
  • 10 mins prep
  • 15 mins cook

Linguine with rocket pesto, anchovy and chilli

Linguine with rocket pesto, anchovy and chilli

Whip up a flavour-packed meal in just 15 minutes with this delicious linguine recipe. You'll love the combination of zesty homemade rocket pesto, salty anchovies and spicy chilli


  • 500 g linguine
  • 100 g rocket, plus extra to serve
  • 1/3 cup olive oil, plus 2 tablespoons extra
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 tomato, finely diced
  • 10 whole anchovy fillets, finely chopped
  • 3 long red chillies, seeded, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan
  • slivered almonds, chilli flakes to serve


  1. In a large saucepan of boiling salted water, cook linguine following packet instructions. Drain, reserving ¼ cup cooking water. Set aside.
  2. In a food processor, pulse rocket, olive oil, lemon juice and half the garlic until combined. Set aside.
  3. In a large saucepan, heat extra olive oil on medium. Cook tomato, anchovies, chillies and remaining garlic for 3-4 minutes until softened.
  4. Add pasta, reserved cooking water, rocket pesto and parmesan to pan. Cook for 1-2 minutes, stirring, until sauce has thickened and pasta is hot. Season to taste.
  5. Serve pasta sprinkled with slivered almonds, extra rocket and chilli flakes.
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