Sun Dried Tomato Pesto (no nuts) Recipe -
Sun Dried Tomato Pesto (no nuts) Recipe
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Sun Dried Tomato Pesto (no nuts)

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"This is my version of red pesto. It's really good with pasta or spread on a crusty bread."

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  • PREP

    10 mins

    20 mins


  1. Place sun-dried tomatoes in a small pot and cover with water; bring to a boil. Remove from heat and let tomatoes soften, about 10 minutes. Drain.
  2. Blend tomatoes, basil, Parmesan cheese, garlic, and salt in a blender until mixed. Slowly add olive oil, about 1/4 cup at a time; blend until smooth.
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Oct 18, 2012

Really great recipe. Used 3/4 tbsp. garlic and found it just right (you know that kind already minced in the jar). Deep and rich flavour. Served it over toasted baguette slices (thin) Don't really think you need to change anything. But I am curious how a little wine or balsalmic would play into it. Also wondering how it would taste with a little pine nuts. Some things to try later. But, seriously, really great recipe as is.

Sep 21, 2012

10 STARS - Killer Recipe! I could eat this on bread, on pasta or just by the spoonful. Thanks! It's delicious! UPDATE: I did use jarred packed in oil type sun dried tomatoes.


10 Ratings

Jun 30, 2013

This was delish! I spread it on some grilled baguette slices. Next time I make it, and there will be a next time, I'll use less salt. Hubby said he'd like it over some pasta so I'll give it a try! Thanks so much for this recipe!

Oct 08, 2013

Great recipe. Doesn't require any change. Flavour is intense.Matches really well with French baguettes. I had done it for spinach & feta pita bake (from this site).The only thing like other reviewer had said I would want to know if it flavours well with pine nuts & wine/balsamic vinegar, because it is added in this type of pesto.Without it also its fine.

Oct 07, 2012

Awesome! I made this exactly as directed, using store bought dry packed sundried tomatoes and fresh basil from my garden. The recipe is super simple and balanced very well. It's not overpowering on the garlic as some pesto can be. I highly recommend this as a great topping for pasta or an alternate to sauce on pizza.

Jul 22, 2014

Love the variety in this recipe and the colors are beautiful too! Made a batch of this - was able to freeze in ice cube trays and have some left over for tonight's grilled pizza! Delicious!

Apr 27, 2014

Oh Yum! I was out of sun dried tomatoes, so I simply roasted some diced tomatoes and garlic and then proceeded with rest of recipe. Bursting with freshness - simply delicious over toasted homemade baguette slices. Oh - I did throw in a dash of balsamic vinegar. Thank you so much for recipe.

Jun 20, 2013

yummy! used it in the spinich and feta pita bake recipe from this site-so good!!


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  • Calories
  • 204 kcal
  • 10%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 4.2 g
  • 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 1 mg
  • < 1%
  • Fat
  • 20.8 g
  • 32%
  • Fiber
  • 0.9 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 1.6 g
  • 3%
  • Sodium
  • 452 mg
  • 18%

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

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