Maccheroni Calabrese alla Oven Dried Tomato Pesto

Maccheroni Calabrese alla Oven Dried Tomato Pesto

Sun dried tomato pesto is one of my favorite pesto's. Having just oven dried my own tomatoes I had to try making the pesto with them. I used the same recipe that I always do replacing the sun dried tomatoes with the oven dried tomatoes. The pesto turned out pretty good. The oven dried tomatoes gave the pesto a really nice concentrated tomato flavour.

Ingredients:
1/2 cup oven dried tomatoes (or sun dried tomatoes)
2 tablespoons fresh basil leaves (optional)
1 clove garlic (chopped)
2 tablespoons pine nuts (toasted)
1/4 cup parmigiano-reggiano (grated)
3 tablespoons olive oil
salt and pepper to taste

Directions:
1. Place everything into a food processor and blend.

Similar recipes:
Sundried Tomato Pesto

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4 comments:

Cynthia said...

As usual, your food inspires and makes me want to go cook it :)

Valli said...

I would agree that the oven dried tomatoes you have made would be perfect for the pesto!!!!

Holler said...

Yum Looks good! I like the flavours!

Ruth Daniels said...

A great idea for this time of year. And since I'm actually wearing a sweater....I probably don't even need an air conditioner to help me through the oven-drying process.

Thanks for sharing with Presto Pasta Nights.

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