Sun Dried Tomato Pesto Recipe
1 cup sun-dried tomatoes in oil
3/4 cup cup grated parmesan cheese
1/2 cup walnut pieces
2 large garlic cloves, halved
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp freshly ground pepper
1/3 cup warm olive oil
To make 2 cups of pesto: Position knife blade in food processor
bowl; add tomatoes, and pulse 2 or 3 times or until tomatoes are
chopped. Add Parmesan cheese and next 4 ingredients. Top with cover
and process until smooth. With processor running, pour warm oil
through food chute in a slow, steady stream, processing until
combined. Use immediately, or place in an airtight container, and
refrigerate up to 1 week. Serve over hot pasta.
Suggested uses for tomato pesto:
o Stir 1/4 cup pesto into one 8-oz. carton of sour cream for an
instant dip for vegetables.
o Try pesto as an omelet filling. Spoon about 2 tablespoons of
sauce over half of a three-egg omelet; fold omelet over, and
o Stir 3 tablespoons pesto into 1/2 cup softened unsalted butter.
Serve the pesto butter as a bread spread, or toss it with hot
* From: Bella Sun-Dried Tomatoes recipe card insert. * Typed for you
by Karen Mintzias
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