This is my version of red pesto. It's really good with pasta or spread on a crusty bread.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
additional:
10 mins
total:
20 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
1 cup
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place sun-dried tomatoes in a small pot and cover with water; bring to a boil. Remove from heat and let tomatoes soften, about 10 minutes. Drain.

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  • Blend tomatoes, basil, Parmesan cheese, garlic, and salt in a blender until mixed. Slowly add olive oil, about 1/4 cup at a time; blend until smooth.

Nutrition Facts

204 calories; protein 1.6g 3% DV; carbohydrates 4.2g 1% DV; fat 20.8g 32% DV; cholesterol 1.1mg; sodium 451.9mg 18% DV. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
10/19/2012
Really great recipe. Used 3/4 tbsp. garlic and found it just right (you know that kind already minced in the jar). Deep and rich flavour. Served it over toasted baguette slices (thin) Don't really think you need to change anything. But I am curious how a little wine or balsalmic would play into it. Also wondering how it would taste with a little pine nuts. Some things to try later. But, seriously, really great recipe as is. Read More
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18 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 16
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
10/19/2012
Really great recipe. Used 3/4 tbsp. garlic and found it just right (you know that kind already minced in the jar). Deep and rich flavour. Served it over toasted baguette slices (thin) Don't really think you need to change anything. But I am curious how a little wine or balsalmic would play into it. Also wondering how it would taste with a little pine nuts. Some things to try later. But, seriously, really great recipe as is. Read More
(15)
Rating: 5 stars
09/21/2012
10 STARS - Killer Recipe! I could eat this on bread on pasta or just by the spoonful. Thanks! It's delicious! UPDATE: I did use jarred packed in oil type sun dried tomatoes. Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
06/30/2013
This was delish! I spread it on some grilled baguette slices. Next time I make it, and there will be a next time, I'll use less salt. Hubby said he'd like it over some pasta so I'll give it a try! Thanks so much for this recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/07/2012
Awesome! I made this exactly as directed using store bought dry packed sundried tomatoes and fresh basil from my garden. The recipe is super simple and balanced very well. It's not overpowering on the garlic as some pesto can be. I highly recommend this as a great topping for pasta or an alternate to sauce on pizza. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/08/2013
Great recipe. Doesn't require any change. Flavour is intense.Matches really well with French baguettes. I had done it for spinach & feta pita bake (from this site).The only thing like other reviewer had said I would want to know if it flavours well with pine nuts & wine/balsamic vinegar because it is added in this type of pesto.Without it also its fine. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/27/2015
Love the variety in this recipe and the colors are beautiful too! Made a batch of this - was able to freeze in ice cube trays and have some left over for tonight's grilled pizza! Delicious! Made again Sept 2015 - made with 3 cups of basil plus everything else. Smells and looks amazing! Freezing for winter use! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/20/2013
yummy! used it in the spinich and feta pita bake recipe from this site-so good!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/27/2014
Oh Yum! I was out of sun dried tomatoes so I simply roasted some diced tomatoes and garlic and then proceeded with rest of recipe. Bursting with freshness - simply delicious over toasted homemade baguette slices. Oh - I did throw in a dash of balsamic vinegar. Thank you so much for recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/30/2018
This is absolutely delish! It will be a welcome change from pizza sauce! Only changes I made were adding about a 1/2 TB more fresh garlic because I so love garlic and about 1 and a half TB of pine nuts. Thank you for sharing your recipe! Read More
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