Closet Cooking Logo

Sun Dried Tomato Pesto

Sun Dried Tomato Pesto

Pestos are really easy to make and I always enjoy playing around with different flavours. One of my favorite pestos is this sundried tomato pesto which is as easy to make as throwing everything into a food processor and pureeing. In addition to being super simple to make this pesto is just packed with flavour! I like using pestos like this in pasta or as a condiment in sandwiches.

Sun Dried Tomato Pesto

(makes 1/2 cup)
Printable Recipe

Ingredients:
1/2 cup sun dried tomatoes (minus the oil they were packed in)
2 tablespoons fresh basil leaves
1 clove garlic
2 tablespoons pine nuts (toasted)
2 tablespoons parmigiano reggiano (grated)
3 tablespoons olive oil (or oil from sun dried tomatoes)
salt and pepper to taste

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


Use in:
Zucchini and Sun Dried Tomato Pesto Parmesan Tart
Sundried Tomato Pesto Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Similar Recipes:
Slow Roasted Tomato Pesto
Roasted Red Pepper Pesto
Basil Pesto
Spinach Pesto (aka Spanakopita Pesto)
Greek Style Roasted Red Pepper Pesto

21 comments:

RamblingTart said...

Gorgeous pesto, Kevin. :-) I love sun-dried tomato pesto too - on sandwiches, on tarts, oh my, it's all so good. :-)

Sara said...

This looks awesome! I've had sun dried tomato pesto from a jar, but I've never made it myself. I'll need to try this soon! :)

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

A splendid pesto with a lot of oomph!

Cheers,

Rosa

The Girlie Blog said...

This looks good

maybelle's mom said...

looks delish--i bet it would be good with a little oregano too.

Megan said...

This is a beautiful pesto and I could see it going well with almost everything.

Carla said...

Kevin,
What a wonderful pesto! Congratulations for your blog full of great recipes.
Have a nice day.

Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction said...

This pesto looks fantastic! I'll definitely have to make some of that... I know my hubby would love it.

Lanie said...

This looks so good! I linked to this in my Friday Favorites...

http://www.laniejandco.com/2010/09/friday-favorites-91610.html

Lynn said...

Mmmm, does this ever look good.

Culinary Cory said...

This sounds like a great recipe. I'm going to have to bookmark it and try it soon.

Natalie said...

Yup, making this one too.

Thanks!

Smudged Sensibilities said...

Wondering if this could be made with dry sundried pesto. The kind thats in a packet not in oil. Thanks

Anonymous said...

We put it on grilled chicken breasts with a slice of swiss cheese. Grill the chicken and put on the toppings a couple of minutes before they're done, enough to heat through everything and melt the cheese. Big party hit!

Kevin said...

Anonymous: Yes you can use dried sundries tomatoes, just soak them in warm water until tender,about 20-30 minutes.

Kevin said...

Anonymous: Now that is a tasty way to use some of this pesto! Glad you enjoyed it!

Anonymous said...

Can u use pumpkin seeds instead of pinenuts?

Kevin said...

Anonymous: Pumpkin seeds definitely work in pestos like this, though they will change the flavour profile a bit.

Erin | Better Than Doing Laundry said...

Made this today - delicious! I made it using sun dried tomatoes that weren't packed in oil. They were soft, so I didn't need to reconstitute them.

Anonymous said...

Kevin: Nice recipe, but the content suffers from apostrophe abuse. The plural form of pesto should be pestos. You incorrectly use the possessive form (pesto's) several times.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for this recipe. Makes a really nice pesto. I substitute dried basil because I always have that in the cupboard and it comes out great.

Post a Comment