Tomato pesto

Tomato pesto

Mild, yet intense flavors come together in this tasty pesto made of sun-dried tomatoes, lemon, basil and a not-so-secret but essential ingredient: a good olive oil. Tastes like a sunny summer all year round!

Tomato pesto

Mild, yet intense flavors come together in this tasty pesto made of sun-dried tomatoes, lemon, basil and a not-so-secret but essential ingredient: a good olive oil. Tastes like a sunny summer all year round!
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6 servingservings

Ingredients

  • 2 oz. (1 cup) 55 g (240 ml) sun-dried tomatosun-dried tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 23 cup 160 ml olive oil
  • 1 tbsp 1 tbsp dried basil or fresh basil
  • 1 1 big garlic clove, mincedbig garlic cloves, minced (optional)
  • salt and ground black pepper
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Instructions

Instructions are for 6 servings. Please modify as needed.

  1. Soak the tomatoes in lukewarm water for 10-15 minutes. Drain. Mix the tomatoes and the lemon juice with a hand blender.
  2. Start pouring in the olive oil in a thin stream and keep mixing until smooth. Salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Add basil and garlic (if you're using any), and finish off with some more lemon juice and olive oil if you like.

Storage

Store in the refrigerator for 4-5 days or in the freezer for up to one month.

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