Sun Dried Tomato Pesto / Pesto med Soltorkade Tomater


Just a while back, I posted my classic pesto recipe. During these hot summer days, our herb garden is just blooming, and I try to use as much as I can of our herbs when cooking. The other day I decided to make another twist on Pesto. A pesto with sun dried tomatoes. It’s the classic red pesto you can buy in the store, but once again, it tastes so much better if you make it yourself. This pesto has a lot of flavor and is quite strong. If you want a milder pesto, remove one of the garlic cloves! Enjoy.

Recipe / Recept

2 small pots of fresh basil / 2 krukor basilika

2 small pots of parsley / 2 krukor persilja 

2 cloves of garlic / 3 vitlöksklyftor

5 sun dried tomatoes / 5 soltorkade tomater

about 0.4 cups of roasted pine nuts / ca 1 dl rostade pinjenötter

about 0.5 cups of parmesan cheese / ca 1.2 dl parmesanost 

Olive oil / olivolja 

1. Start by roasting the pine nuts. Heat a pan and put the nuts in the pan. Stir until golden. / Börja med att rosta pinjenötterna. Hetta upp en panna och lägg i nötterna. Rör om till och med att nötterna blivit gyllene.

2. Cut off all the fresh leaves of herbs from the plants. / Klipp av all färska kryddblad från plantorna.

3. Peel the garlic. Less garlic makes it milder. / Skala vitlöken. Mindre vitlök ger en mildare pesto.

4. Put the herbs, garlic, nuts and cheese in a food processer. / Lägg kryddorna, nötterna, vitlöken och osten i en mixer.

5. Pour in a little olive oil at first, about 2 tbsp. / Häll i lite olja först, ca 2 msk.

6. Start mixing. / Börja mixa.

7. Pour in more olive oil as you go, until you reach your desired texture. / Häll i mer olivolja eftersom, tills du når den konsistens du vill ha.

8. Done! / Klart!


4 thoughts on “Sun Dried Tomato Pesto / Pesto med Soltorkade Tomater

  1. ChgoJohn says:

    I’ve been on a pesto making kick lately but never thought to make one with sun-dried tomatoes. I will now, though. Thank you for the inspiration. 🙂

  2. Lil says:

    Used this pesto instead of the traditional “herb butter” on last night’s grilled sirloin. All guests loved it and wanted the recipe! 😃Lil

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