Pesto Basil & Sun Dried Tomato Pesto

Summertime is the time to enjoy fresh made pesto!  Fresh tomatoes and basil from your garden.  A healthy and delicious snack or a great addition to your meal.  Use it with pasta, as a spread on sandwiches or your sauce on your pizza that you make.


1 cup sun dried tomatoes

1 cup fresh basil

3/4 cup fresh parsley

2-3 garlic cloves

1/2 cup nuts (walnuts, pine nuts, pecans, macadamia nuts) Use what you have available

1 small fresh tomato or if you don’t have one use 1/3 cup crushed tomatoes

1/2 – 3/4 cup olive oil

1 cup grated Parmesan Cheese

Salt to taste

Make It

Soak your dried tomatoes in a bowl with warm water until tender.

In a food processor combine sun dried tomatoes, basil parsley, garlic and nuts.

Process until well blended, scraping down the sides as needed to be sure all ingredients are incorporated.

Drizzle in olive oil and process.

Stir in Parmesan cheese.

Season with salt to taste.