Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto Recipe -
Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto Recipe
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Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto

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"The best sun-dried tomato pesto."

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Original recipe makes 2.5 cups Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins

    20 mins


  1. Place sun-dried tomatoes in a bowl and cover with warm water for 5 minutes, or until tender.
  2. In a food processor or blender combine sun-dried tomatoes, basil, parsley, garlic, pine nuts and onion; process until well blended. Add vinegar, tomato paste, crushed tomatoes and red wine, and process. Stir in olive oil and Parmesan cheese. Season with salt to taste.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
May 26, 2007

my version: 4 oz sun dried tomatoes, 3/4 c fresh basil, 1/4 c fresh parsley, 1/2 small onion, 1/4 c pine nuts, 4 cloves garlic, 1 can diced tomatoes, 1 small can tomato sauce, 1/4 c red wine vinegar, 1/8 c balsamic vinegar...combine in blender and then add parmesan cheese on top. This was sooooo good!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 19, 2004

There was so much red wine and vinegar, I could hardly stand to eat it. Next time I'll put in maybe half of each.

Aug 03, 2006

Gross? do you know that is what Pesto is supposed to look like? Omitting the Parmesan cheese is illogical. why? then, it isn't pesto = a key ingredient taken out. Understand what you're making. I found this absolutely fantastic & creative.

Oct 24, 2003

Very good sauce with Angel Hair pasta! Fairly quick to make and actually has a texture similar to meat sauce. A good vegetarian substitution.

Jul 14, 2003

This was great! I added shrimp and bowtie pasta and it was definitely a hit!

Aug 09, 2007

Great recipe...Don't forget you can add cooked, diced chicken or pork; shrimp, clams etc...We like things more garlicky so we use more garlic...If you want to thin it out any, use a little of the pasta cooking water....This can be adapted to so many things

May 30, 2006

I love this! I had some dehydrated roma tomatoes in my freezer from last summer's harvets. I made a half batch only because my mini-chopper is small. Gross looking, buh? That's what pesto looks like! I would hardly call it gross looking. I omitted the canned tomatoes, because I didn't feel like opening a can for half of a 1/3 cup. It turned out great. I froze half so I could enjoy pesto and bread later on. I omitted the cheese too because I'm lactose intolerant.

Sep 06, 2006

This was awesome. I used this to make the Artichoke and sun-dried tomato chicken (on the site) and it is a family hit. This recipe is a keeper! Thanks!


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  • Calories
  • 44 kcal
  • 2%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 2.4 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • < 1 mg
  • < 1%
  • Fat
  • 3.5 g
  • 5%
  • Fiber
  • 0.5 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 1.1 g
  • 2%
  • Sodium
  • 81 mg
  • 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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