Sun-Dried Tomato and Basil Pesto
Sun-Dried Tomato and Basil Pesto is a wonderfully diverse recipe component that is vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free. A delicious and easy sauce that you can add to hot pasta, use as a dip or spread on sandwiches.
Have you ever looked at sun-dried tomatoes in the store and wondered what you could use them for? They’re delicious in salads, but I going to show you how to turn them into an EASY (yes, that easy) sauce that is perfect for many different diet requirements. This is an old recipe (from 2015) with updated pictures and video.
All you need is a jar of sun-dried tomatoes in olive oil with herbs, fresh basil and garlic. One of my favorite uses of this fresh and hearty pesto is in Grilled Vegetable Sun-Dried Tomato Pasta (< click text for link, pictured below). See below for more uses.
I like to ‘toast’ the garlic because raw garlic in pesto is too intense for me. This involves frying the cloves in a little oil which makes the garlic slightly browned, milder and sweeter. If you want to add the raw garlic cloves, just skip this step.
Sun-Dried Tomato Options
Buy the sun-dried tomatoes in oil because the oil has taken on the flavor of the sun-dried tomatoes. I also sometimes use the sun-dried tomatoes in oil with herbs for extra flavor.
More serving options: Delicious served with a selection of grilled or roasted vegetables.
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