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Sun-dried tomato pesto

Keep summer in your kitchen year around with this easy red pesto! Toss it into pasta or vegetables, serve it as a topping for grilled fish or chicken, spread it on crusty bread for a tasty bruschetta...
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Appetizer / Hors D'Oeuvre, Sauce / Dip / Dressing
Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean
Keyword: basil, garlic, parmesan, pine nuts, sun-dried tomatoes
Servings: 12 tablespoons
Calories: 66kcal
Author: Veronique Eichler



  • Place tomatoes with their oil in food processor.
  • Add garlic, pine nuts, Parmesan, salt and pepper and pulse for a minute until the tomatoes are nicely broken down.
  • Scrape the sides of the food processor, add basil and pulse a few more seconds.
  • Check consistency and add more olive oil if necessary depending on what you are trying to achieve.



Nutrition information is for one tablespoon.


Calories: 66kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 111mg | Potassium: 280mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 354IU | Vitamin C: 17mg | Calcium: 58mg | Iron: 1mg