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Sun-dried tomato pesto.. an interesting idea, right? I mean, I love regular pesto, but doesn’t a red pesto sound fun? This recipe is so easy and the pesto comes together in a snap with minimal ingredients needed. Plus, you can use this pesto with pasta dishes, whipped with goat cheese or cream cheese, over crusty bread, or with veggies! This versatile sauce is the perfect last-minute addition to any week night dinner!
where did the inspiration behind this recipe come from?
I’ve been toying with this idea for a long time. First, I thought I’d use roasted tomatoes for this pesto recipe.. but that yielded a watery pesto. Then, it hit me. Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto! Ta-Da! But, would it work? Would it be too bitter? Anyway, I decided to just dive in and give it a whirl.. and BOY am I glad I did!
Now, here’s the thing about this pesto recipe.. it comes together in less than ten minutes. Seriously. There’s literally zero prep work involved in this recipe and yet it is so delicious. Also, in full-transparency, the moment I realized this was a hit, I went and created another recipe using this pesto. If you’re a fan of this sun-dried tomato pesto recipe, then you must make my Creamy Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto Pasta with Basil dish!
I’m excited to continue experimenting with different pesto recipes this summer. But somehow, I feel like this is going to be my favorite creation! This sun-dried tomato pesto is creamy, tangy, and thick. A little goes a long way and it can be used to pump up the flavor of pretty much anything. I hope you enjoy! Oh, and you could totally use this in my Bruschetta with Marinated Tomatoes and Pesto recipe, or swirl it into some delicious Focaccia bread!
What you need to make seasoned and salted’s sun-dried tomato pesto:
- sun-dried tomatoes in oil
- feta cheese
- pine nuts
- kosher salt
Lastly.. Enjoy, and as always, please let me know if you make this recipe! And, if you do, don’t forget to tag @seasonedandsalted and #seasonedandsalted on Instagram!
- 8.5 oz sun-dried tomatoes in oil
- 2 oz feta cheese crumbles
- 1/4 cup pine nuts
- 1/2 tsp kosher salt
- 2 cloves garlic, grated
- Pour 8.5 oz of sun-dried tomatoes and the oil that they are packed in into the bowl of a food processor. Next, add the remaining ingredients: 2 oz feta crumbles, 1/4 cup pine nuts, 1/2 tsp kosher salt, and 2 grated garlic cloves.
- Process until ingredients are combined and smooth. Note: this will be a thick pesto. If you want to thin it out, you can add more olive oil!