Basil and sun-dried tomato pesto

    10 min

    A basic recipe for basil and sun-dried tomato pesto. Came across this recipe some time ago I think it's the best pesto around. You can add more sun-dried tomatoes if you want it more tomato-y, or fewer if you want a greener pesto.

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    Serves: 30 

    • 2 garlic cloves, peeled
    • 4 tablespoons pine nuts
    • 4-6 oil-packed sun dried tomatoes
    • 1 medium bunch fresh basil
    • oil from the sun dried tomatoes

    Prep:10min  ›  Ready in:10min 

    1. Place the garlic in a food processor or blender. Add the pine nuts and sun-dried tomatoes, and process until the ingredients are finely chopped and thoroughly combined.
    2. Add the basil, including all the soft stalks. Process until the basil is chopped and the mixture begins to clump together.
    3. Add the oil a tablespoon at a time, and process until combined. Add more oil till you reach your desired consistency. The sauce should have a fine, slightly grainy texture. Serve with pasta.

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    Reviews in English (3)


    Excellent - easy - tasty and oh so tasty. Thank you!  -  10 Aug 2012


    Something else. adding a squeeze of lemon juice gives it a bit of extra zing  -  07 Aug 2009  (Review from Allrecipes AU | NZ)


    Used different ingredients. Can you not use dried tomatoes  -  28 May 2010  (Review from Allrecipes AU | NZ)