Sun Dried Tomato Pesto

About This Recipe:

Sun dried tomato pesto is an easy and fun twist on classic basil pesto. I love the sweetness and concentrated tomato flavor from the sun dried tomatoes, and this pesto is the perfect spread for many dishes. My favorite ways to eat this pesto are on a turkey sandwich (with kettle chips on the side,) or on toasted crostini with fresh mozzarella and basil. It would also be delicious on baked salmon or with spaghetti as a pasta sauce- the options are endless!
You can also find my classic bail pesto recipe here.


Ingredients (8 servings)

Sun Dried Tomato Pesto Sauce
-3 oz sun dried tomatoes
-2 garlic cloves
-1/3 cup pine nuts
-1/4 cup grated parmesan
-1/2 cup olive oil (or 1/4 cup olive oil, 1/4 cup water)

Instructions (15 minutes) 

1. In a small pot, heat up water and add in the sun dried tomatoes. Let the tomatoes rehydrate and soften for 5 minutes.
2. In a food processor, add in the garlic and finely mince. Then add in the toasted pine nuts and pulse until they are very finely ground. Then add in the parmesan and grind until it is fully incorporated with the pine nuts. Lastly, add in the rehydrated tomatoes and olive oil and blend.

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