Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto

    20 mins

    Sun-dried tomatoes are blended with fresh herbs, pine nuts, garlic, olive oil and parmesan. Fabulous with pasta, on pizza and in sandwiches.

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    Serves: 15 

    • 110g sun-dried tomatoes
    • 2 tablespoons chopped basil leaves
    • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley leaves
    • 6 cloves garlic, chopped
    • 30g pine nuts
    • 1/2 small red onion, chopped
    • 60ml (1/4 cup) balsamic vinegar
    • 1 tablespoon tomato purée
    • 80g canned crushed or chopped tomatoes
    • 60ml (1/4 cup) red wine
    • 120 ml (1/2 cup) olive oil
    • 60g freshly grated parmesan cheese
    • salt to taste

    Prep:20min  ›  Ready in:20min 

    1. Place sun-dried tomatoes in a small bowl, cover with warm water and soak for 5 minutes, or until tender. (Skip this step if your tomatoes are packed in oil.)
    2. In a food processor or blender combine sun-dried tomatoes, basil, parsley, garlic, pine nuts and onion and process until well blended. Add vinegar, tomato purée, canned tomatoes and red wine, and process until desired consistency is reached. Stir in olive oil and parmesan cheese. Season to taste with salt.

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    my version: 4 oz sun dried tomatoes, 3/4 c fresh basil, 1/4 c fresh parsley, 1/2 small onion, 1/4 c pine nuts, 4 cloves garlic, 1 can diced tomatoes, 1 small can tomato sauce, 1/4 c red wine vinegar, 1/8 c balsamic vinegar...combine in blender and then add parmesan cheese on top. This was sooooo good!  -  26 May 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Gross? do you know that is what Pesto is supposed to look like? Omitting the Parmesan cheese is illogical. why? then, it isn't pesto = a key ingredient taken out. Understand what you're making. I found this absolutely fantastic & creative.  -  03 Aug 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Very good sauce with Angel Hair pasta! Fairly quick to make and actually has a texture similar to meat sauce. A good vegetarian substitution.  -  01 Jan 2003  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)