Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto

Try out this mouthwatering variation of pesto! Use it on its own as a pasta sauce, dip crackers in it or mix it with butter to form a compound butter.

 

 

Sun-Dried tomato pesto beside a jar of sun-dried tomatoes in olive oil

Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto

Prep Time: 10 mins
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Try out this mouthwatering variation of pesto! Use it on its own as a pasta sauce, dip crackers in it or mix it with butter to form a compound butter.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sun-dried tomatoes
  • ½ cup almonds
  • cup raisins
  • ¼-½ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cup basil
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • salt
  • black pepper

Instructions

  • Re-hydrate your raisins by adding them to a tablespoon of hot water. Let the raisins sit for 5 minutes then drain off any excess water.
  • Add re-hydrated raisins, sun-dried tomatoes and garlic cloves to a food processor. Blend for about 30 seconds. Add in almonds blend for 30 seconds. When the nuts are chopped into small pieces add the extra virgin olive oil and basil. Blend until the basil is incorporated. Taste and add salt and pepper to your taste. Blend to incorporate. Transfer into a glass jar and use as desired!

Notes

Serving suggestions: pasta sauce, sun-dried tomato cream sauce, dip for crackers, addition to a compound butter
If your sun-dried tomatoes are packed in oil only add ¼ cup of oil, if they are packed dry add a ½ cup of oil.
Almonds can be substituted with the nut of your preference. 

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I aspire to share recipes that you and your family can enjoy while also learning about cooking fundamentals along the way. I attended the California Culinary Academy in San Francisco, CA and now enjoy cooking as a hobby. 

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