Heidi Strawn
June 26, 2012

Sun-dried Tomato and Walnut Pesto. Photo courtesy iStockphoto/Thinkstock (HobbyFarms.com)
Courtesy iStockphoto/Thinkstock

Tasty Tomatoes

A variation on a traditional pesto sauce, this recipe combines walnuts with sun-dried tomatoes.

Yield: 1 cup

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sun-dried tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup chopped basil
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp. lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. smoked paprika
  • black pepper to taste

Preparation
Place sun-dried tomatoes in bowl of warm water for approximately 5 minutes to remove any oil and allow them to soften.
Pat tomatoes dry, and place in a food processor. Add the basil, olive oil, garlic, walnuts, Parmesan cheese and lemon juice. Blend until the mixture forms a firm paste. Add black pepper to taste.

Excerpt from Tasty Tomatoes, part of the Popular Gardening Series, with permission from its publisher, BowTie, Inc. Purchase Tasty Tomatoes here.

 

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