June 21st, 2012

Jule’s Sun-dried Pesto

An amazing pesto

Julia knew someone who worked in a restaurant with a great sun-dried tomato pesto. It’s been buried in our recipe book for too long. It’s amazing.

Servings: Pasta sauce for 8
Preparation: 20 minutes

Ingredients

Base

  • 300 g sun-dried tomatoes (in oil)
  • 150 g almonds
  • 5-6 garlic cloves
  • 100 g tomato paste
  • 1 cup olive oil
Granular

  • 1 bunch of basil
  • 100 g roasted pine nuts
  • 300 g parmesan
  • pasta water (before serving)

Directions

  1. Drain the sun-dried tomatoes from their oil and combine with the other base ingredients.
  2. Blend until homogenous.
  3. Roast pine nuts and add to the granular ingredients and stir (do not blend!).
  4. Right before servings mix in some of the water in which the pasta boiled until it has a creamy consistency.

Enjoy!

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