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Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto


Pesto is a sauce originated from Italy, commonly used in pasta. It is made of basil, garlic, pine nuts blended with olive oil and Parmesan cheese.The ingredients in a traditionally made pesto are ground with a pestle and mortar. Apart from the classic basil pesto, there are many other various pestos. Walnuts and almonds can also be used instead of pine nuts.

You would definitely fall in love with the flavors of this sun-dried tomato pesto. It has become one of my absolute favorite pesto sauce. This versatile pesto can be used in pasta or as a spread for sandwiches and breads. The pesto can be stored in an airtight container and will last up to one week. Stay tuned for a delicious pasta recipe with this flavorful pesto!


SUN-DRIED TOMATO PESTO RECIPE


Pesto with sun-dried tomatoes, basil, walnuts blended with olive oil and parmesan cheese


Ingredients:

Sun-dried tomatoes - 1 cup
Basil leaves - 1/2 cup, tightly packed
Garlic - 2
Walnuts - 1/3 cup
Olive oil - 1/4 cup
Parmesan cheese - 1/3 cup, grated
Pepper powder - 1/4 tsp
Salt - to taste

Method:

1. In a food processor add the garlic, basil leaves, walnuts and process until finely chopped.

2. Add sun- dried tomatoes, olive oil and process until smooth.

3. Transfer the pesto a bowl and add cheese, pepper and salt. Combine well.


My Notes:

1. You can use pine nuts instead of walnuts.

2. You can add few teaspoons of water while grinding if necessary.


21 comments:

  1. very interesting and yummy looking pesto..

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  2. I love the sun dried pesto.. Tempting pesto

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  3. Makes a gr8 dip.. love it.

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  4. Love the sun dried pesto, very very interesting and delicious...

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  5. Wonderful appetizer and great recipe.. Looks soo tempting Sona :-)

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  6. Yes, I fell in love immediately after seeing the first picture. Wonderful and delicious when smeared over pasta.

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  7. Super like, love sun dried tomatoes especially in pestos, love that bread slice topped with pesto.

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  8. any time is pesto time, specially with sun dried tomatoes. love it.

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  9. Omg thats a very very flavorful and yummy pesto dear :) sounds very interesting !!

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  10. Wow..breakfast becomes interesting drama..lovely sharing!!

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  11. interesting dish..I haven't tried this before..looks so good

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  12. interesting n tempting pesto

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  13. Love this Sona,I have been thinking about pesto for a while and this looks so perfect

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  14. very yummy luking pesta n pics r words less.

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  15. Interesting yummy pesto dip..

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  16. they looks wonderful with sundried tomatoes in it...on bread or pasta sure a keep

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  17. love it.....looks yummy

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  18. Pesto with dried tomatoes that should taste double yummy.

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