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Charred Tomato and Corn Pesto Pasta | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest
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4.38 from 8 votes

Charred Tomato and Corn Pesto Pasta.

Basil, grilled corn, charred tomatoes and a big ball of burrata. Yes, I am definitely OK with that. It's basically summertime on a plate! 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: corn, pasta, pesto, tomato
Servings: 6 Servings
Calories: 786kcal
Author: halfbakedharvest


  • 2 cups heirloom cherry tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil plus more for serving
  • 1/3 cup fresh herbs (I used basil oregano and dill)
  • 2 cloves garlic divided minced or grated
  • kosher salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 ears fresh corn grilled or charred under the broiler + corn cut away from the cob
  • 1 pound angel hair pasta use gluten free pasta if needed
  • 2 zucchini spiralized or very thinly sliced
  • 1 cup basil vinaigrette or basil pesto recipe below
  • 8 ounces fresh burrata or mozzarella
  • large handful of fresh basil for serving

Basil Vinaigrette


  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Add the cherry tomatoes, olive oil, fresh chopped herbs, minced garlic and a generous sprinkle of salt and pepper to a baking dish. Toss well, making sure the tomatoes are well coated in olive oil, herbs, garlic, salt and pepper. Roast for 10-15 minutes or until the tomatoes collapse.
  • Meanwhile bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Boil the pasta until al dente and drain well.
  • Add the pasta to a large serving bowl and toss with the zucchini and basil pesto. Add the cherry tomatoes and grilled corn. Break the burrata over the pasta. Sprinkle with crushed red pepper flakes and fresh basil. EAT!

Basil Vinaigrette

  • In a blender or food processor, blend the basil, olive oil, vinegar, garlic, 1 teaspoon of the salt, and a pinch red pepper flakes until smooth. Taste and adjust salt as needed.


Calories: 786kcal | Carbohydrates: 70g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 49g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 466mg | Potassium: 551mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 2070IU | Vitamin C: 27.2mg | Calcium: 317mg | Iron: 2.4mg