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Monday, July 28, 2008

Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto

This is a quick recipe for a topping that's good on grilled meat or fish, or as I served it over penne pasta. The trick to adding pesto to pasta is too use some of the pasta water to thin out the pesto. This helps the pesto coat the pasta so that you don't have clumps of pesto.

Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto

1 (10 oz.) jar sun-dried tomatoes in olive oil
1 cup (packed) fresh basil
3 garlic cloves
2/3 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper

Blend sun-dried tomatoes, their oil, basil and garlic in a food processor until the tomatoes are finely chopped. Transfer to a bowl and stir in cheese, salt and pepper.

1 comment:

Sophie said...

This is a delicious pesto recipe, I've never seen one with sun-dried tomatoes. I like how it isn't too complicated either :)! I'd love to feature this recipe on our blog and the Demy, the first and only digital recipe reader. Please email if you're interested. Thanks!