Sun Dried Tomato Pesto

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Sun Dried Tomato Pesto is delicious on pizza, pasta, a sandwich or chicken. This easy recipe is filled with flavor, healthy and gluten free!

Sun Dried Tomato Pesto

At some point I think I’m going to change the name of my blog to “Pesto Princess”!

I love making my own Pesto at home, from Walnut Sage to traditional Basil to Arugula Blue Cheese to my most popular pesto recipe on the blog, Kale Pesto, I’m kind of a pesto fanatic!

Sun Dried Tomato Pesto Recipe

It’s simple to make your own pesto at home and so incredibly flavorful, I promise you’ll be hooked!

The first time I made this Sun Dried Tomato Pesto, I photographed the “making of” the pesto, then before I got around to photographing the finished product I’d eaten all of it with crackers. It was that good!

I went on to make it again and photograph the final product and actually incorporated it into a recipe for Quinoa Stuffed Mushrooms.

Sun Dried Tomato Pesto Ingredients

Sun Dried Tomato Pesto Ingredients

  • 3.5 oz sun dried tomatoes (julienned)
  • ¼ cup cashews
  • 6 garlic cloves
  • ¼ cup parmesan cheese (grated)
  • ¼ cup fresh basil
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • ¼ cup water

Sun Dried Tomato Pesto Instructions

Add the sun dried tomatoes, cashews and garlic cloves to a food processor.

Homemade Sun Dried Tomato Pesto Recip

Pulse, then add the parmesan cheese, basil, black pepper and salt.

Place the lid on to the food processor, then drizzle the olive oil and water in while the food processor is running.

Sun Dried Tomato Pesto Recipe

Bon Appétit!

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Sun Dried Tomato Pesto

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Sun Dried Tomato Pesto

Sun Dried Tomato Pesto is delicious on pizzas, pastas, sandwiches or simply spread on a sliced baguette. It's filled with flavor, healthy and gluten free!

Course Sauce
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 cup pesto
Calories 1517 kcal

Ingredients

  • 3.5 oz sun dried tomatoes julienned
  • ¼ cup cashews
  • 6 garlic cloves
  • ¼ cup parmesan cheese grated
  • ¼ cup fresh basil
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • ¼ cup water

Instructions

  1. Add the sun dried tomatoes, cashews and garlic cloves to a food processor.
  2. Pulse, then add the parmesan cheese, basil, black pepper and salt.
  3. Place the lid on the food processor, then drizzle the olive oil and water in while the food processor is running.