How To Make Sun Dried Tomato Pesto

Need to liven up your pesto recipes? Try throwing some sundried tomatoes into the mix! By sticking with the usual suspects—fresh basil, garlic, olive oil and Parmesan—and then adding sundried tomatoes into the mix you get an entirely new dish loaded with new flavors. The sweetness of the tomatoes enhances the sweetness of the basil and mellows out the sharpness of the garlic resulting in a sauce that has everything you could want and more. Toss it in some farfalle or penne noodles for a delicious gourmet dinner that can be ready in under 20 minutes.

So bust out your food processor and follow along with our online culinary class as we show you how to make sundried tomato pesto. Not only is it fast and scrumptious—it’s also healthy!


2 cups of sun dried tomatoes
1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
½ cup of extra virgin olive oil
¼ cup fresh basil leafs
2 garlic cloves
Salt and pepper to taste

1. If the sun dried tomatoes are very dry, soak the tomatoes in warm water until they get soft.
2. Drain the tomatoes.
3. Place all the ingredients in a food processor; add olive oil slowly until the ingredients turned into a paste.

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