Sun Dried Tomato Pesto – A Love Story

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Sun Dried Tomato Pesto

Sun Dried Tomato Pesto

If I were to ask you about some of the greatest love stories you’ve heard, you would probably say Romeo and Juliet. Or Heer and Ranjha. Or Elizabeth Bennett and Mr. Darcy. Or Me and Mr. Darcy (ours is a little one-sided, I’ll admit) 🙂

I have one more for you. Tomatoes and Basil.

The mild spice of the basil against the tart and sweet tomatoes, they’re a match made in heaven. Now if you’ve been regularly reading my blog, you’re probably thinking “Here she goes making a pesto again”. Why am I doing this you ask? Because it’s summer, my farmers’ market is flooded with fragrant basil. I cannot resist buying it.

But unfortunately, it has a short shelf life. I am always anxious to use it up because if it goes bad on my clock, I get really mad at myself. And so I make pesto, which in my opinion is the best way to use up your basil.

My last pesto recipe – Spinach Pesto was a winner, especially with my toddler  even though it was green!! So spurred on by that, I give you my Sun Dried Tomato Pesto, which marries the greatest lovers of all time – Tomato and Basil. And the reception party will be in your mouth.

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Sun Dried Tomato and Basil Pesto
Another flavorful pesto to go with pasta or as a dip or as a spread for sandwiches. Did I say it was versatile?
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings
cup
Ingredients
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings
cup
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Pulse everything except the olive oil in your food processor.
  2. With the motor on, stream the olive oil through the feed tube till the pesto comes together.
  3. Fold in the Parmesan cheese
  4. .Store in the fridge in an airtight container with a thin film of olive oil over it.
  5. Mix it with cooked pasta and top with some extra Parmesan. That has got to be the easiest weeknight dinner ever!
Recipe Notes

Bonus Recipe (yay!)

Here's another idea to use up your pesto -

Slice an avocado. Toss it with lemon juice, cumin powder, cilantro, a pinch of chili powder or Sriracha or Cholula or any hot sauce of your choice, salt and pepper. Lay the slices on toasted bread.

Slather the sun dried tomato pesto on another slice of toasted bread and slap it on the avocado bread. And Hey Pesto! (pun intended), you have a sandwich that other sandwiches can only aspire to be. Enjoy!


2 thoughts on “Sun Dried Tomato Pesto – A Love Story

  1. Esha Mookerjee-Dutta

    As a huge fan of the Sundried Tomato and Basil Pesto, I am looking at trying this out over the weekend as we absolutely love Pasta with pesto as a family…our perennial favourite, you see! This one’s too good to give a miss!!!

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    1. mixedbag Post author

      We are pesto fans too! I’m looking forward to hearing how the recipe turned out 🙂 Thanks for commenting!

      Reply

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