This Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto Pairs Perfectly with Pasta

Spaghetti and Tomato Pesto
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Sun-dried tomato pesto adds a burst of vibrant flavor to any dish, whether tossed with pasta, spread on sandwiches, or used as a marinade for grilled meats. With its rich, tangy taste and intense aroma, this homemade condiment is sure to elevate your culinary creations to new heights. Making sun-dried tomato pesto from scratch is easier than you might think, and the result is well worth the effort. Follow this simple recipe to create your own batch of sun-dried tomato pesto.


  • 1 cup of sun-dried tomatoes (packed in oil), drained
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1/4 cup of pine nuts or walnuts
  • 1/4 cup of grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup of fresh basil leaves
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley leaves
  • 1/3 cup of extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  1. In a food processor or blender, combine the sun-dried tomatoes, garlic, pine nuts or walnuts, grated Parmesan cheese, basil leaves, and parsley leaves.
  2. Pulse the ingredients until they are finely chopped and well combined.
  3. With the food processor or blender running, gradually drizzle in the extra virgin olive oil until the mixture forms a smooth paste.
  4. Taste the pesto and season with salt and pepper as desired. Adjust the consistency by adding more olive oil if needed.
  5. Transfer the sun-dried tomato pesto to a jar or airtight container and store it in the refrigerator until ready to use.