Sundried tomato pesto

 

A few weeks ago, I made that delicious Green pea pesto sauce, so herbal and delicious, nobody could detect green peas and that’s what we really need for the picky eaters in our life. I made a few adjustments, couple tweaks and I created sun-dried tomato pesto sauce. You see, as a kid, I remember my mom making sun-dried tomatoes from scratch, let them dry slowly in the direct sun.

You see, as a kid, I remember my mom making sun-dried tomatoes from scratch, let them dry slowly in the direct sun. She also dries fresh herbs, like parsley, celery leaves, mint, basil etc. She loves making everything from scratch, no cake boxes, potato puree flakes, and as her loyal student I keep on doing this.

This sun-dried tomato sauce is great in soups, pasta dishes, even as a pizza sauce. You can even spread it on a slice of bread. I spread it on homemade gluten-free Foccacia bread. For amazing results I used Barney Butter blanched almond flour, is a great substitute for pine nuts. A beautiful blend of earthy, herbal ingredients, creating the most delicious sun-dried tomato pesto sauce that bursts with flavor!

sundried tomato pesto

sundried tomato

sundried pesto

sundried tomato pesto


Sundried tomato pesto

Makes: 1 cup        Prep time: 5 minutes      Difficulty: easy

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 cup fresh basil
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 cup sun-dried tomatoes (approx. 10-12 sun-dried tomatoes)
  • 1/4 cup (35 grams/1.20 oz) Barney butter almond meal
  • 1/3 cup (43 grams/1.5 oz) shredded Parmesan
  • 1/3 cup (113 ml/4 oz) olive oil
  • Pinch of salt and pepper to taste

 

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Blend all the ingredients in a food processor or blender except olive oil. While is blended, drizzle in the olive oil. Scrape down the sides, if needed. Adjust salt and pepper. If you find the flavor a bit intense, just add a drop of honey or a little bit of sugar.
  2. Store it in a jar, or an airtight food container.

ΣΑΛΤΣΑ ΠΕΣΤΟ ΜΕ ΛΙΑΣΤΕΣ ΝΤΟΜΑΤΕΣ

Μια ευκολη παραλλαγή με μεσογειακή γεύση! Γευστική και πανεύκολη πέστο με λιαστές ντομάντες.

Μερίδες: 1 κούπα         Χρόνος προετοιμασίας: 5 λεπτά     Βαθμός δυσκολίας: εύκολο

sundried tomato pesto

ΥΛΙΚΑ:

  • 1 κούπα φρέσκο βασιλικό
  • 2 σκελίδες σκόρδο
  • 1 κούπα λιαστές ντομάτες (περίπου 10-12 ντομάτες)
  • 1/4 κούπας (35 γραμ.) αμυγδαλόψιχα ή τριμμένο καρύδι
  • 1/3 κούπα (43 γραμ.) τριμμένη παρμεζάνα
  • 1/3 κούπα (113 ml) ελαιόλαδο
  • αλάτι και πιπέρι

 

ΕΚΤΕΛΕΣΗ:

  1. Ανακατεύουμε στο μπλέντερ ή πολυκόφτη όλα τα υλικά εκτός από το ελαιόλαδο. όσο ανακατεύεται, ρίχνουμε σιγά σιγά το ελαιόλαδο, σταματώντας σταδιακά για να μαζέωουμε από τα τοιχώματα τυχόν πέστο. Προσθέτουμε αλάτι και πιπέρι, σύμφωνα με τα γούστα μας. Αν η πέστο έχει έντονη γεύση, απλά προσθέτουμε ελάχιστο μέλι ή ζάχαρη.
  2. Αποθηκεύστε το σε βαζάκι ή τάπερ.
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10 thoughts on “Sundried tomato pesto

  1. Lidia with a J

    this is great, I’ve been searching a good sun dried tomato pesto recipe so I think I’ll just use yours because this looks so yummy. I’ve dipped a couple of tomatoes into a jar with olive oil and it gives the most amazing taste ever. tomatoes are the best!

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