Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto

    Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto


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

    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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