I love this recipe. I've made it a lot, so I do a lot of tinkering with the way I make it, but the main change I recommend is increasing the sun-dried tomatoes. It gives the recipe extra flavor. The other changes I make are mostly for convenience so that I can do most of the work ahead of time. Here's the way I make it: I chop two 1-oz packages of fresh basil and put them in a food processor. I add an 8.5 oz jar of sun-dried tomato halves (marinated in oil with some spices). I chop that in the food processor and put it in a tupperware container. I add 1 teaspoon each of salt and pepper and about a tablespoon of olive oil (because of the oil in the jar of tomatoes, this would even be okay without any extra oil). This makes around 2 cups of sauce, which I can then refrigerate for a week or so. When I'm ready for a quick meal, I cook up some orzo and stir in some parmesan cheese and sauce. The sauce is very flavorful, so it goes a long way. 2 cups is more than enough for a family dinner. I've tried this recipe both cold and hot, and I definitely like it better hot.
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I love this recipe. I've made it a lot, so I do a lot of tinkering with the way I make it,...