Friday, July 1, 2011

Here comes the sun: Sun Dried Tomato Pesto

Sun Dried Tomato Pesto. By the time I got around to taking my pic, the olive oil had pooled a little. I would stir the pesto again before serving. I was actually making this for later, but I couldn't resist taking a taste. Wow! Got this recipe from a relative at a BIG family was the most requested recipe among all the goodies that showed up. No one remembers where it originated.
Couldn't be simpler with so few ingredients and a food processor. Took me longer to pick and wash the basil than anything else. This basil came from one of our flower/veggie excited to experiment with more basil this year. We've got 5 plants out there for me to keep up with! (See below for recipe.)
Looks like this after grinding the first five ingredients in the food processor. If I didn't like olive oil, I'd stop here and spoon the stuff over pork chops or something else to bake! 
Double click to enlarge. This recipe stayed in my purse too long after I copied it. (*The two little boxed off areas are just grocery reminders!*) Hope you can read this...a little tight for time right now, but I could translate my "chicken-scratch" later if need be!
   If you can believe it, I think I'm going to try a little of this pesto on Gorton's Breaded Tilapia Fish Fillets. (Not a paid endorsement. In fact, I know I should be embarrassed to admit we eat ready-made frozen, breaded fish fillets! Um, we do cook them first. ;)  
   Feeling too lazy to cook tonight! What's for dinner over at your place?


Practical Parsimony said...

That looks and sounds delicious. At my house? Alfredo sauce, tricolor rotini, and chicken...yum...romaine, radicchio, endive and tomato salad with Italian dressing. And, I should not buy jarred Alfredo sauce. We are bad people.

Pine nuts were over $5 for a tiny jar, so I decided I would find them cheaper or not make pesto. Maybe my pines have nuts? No, they don't.

Food Glorious Food! said...

I love all varieties of pesto and I am sure gonna try yours :) Have a great weekend!

Al Firdaus lifestile & interior said...

oh my, I love love sun dried tomatoes AND pesto. thats a perfect combination for me:) thanks!

Lindy Mint said...

This looks intriguing. I'm normally not a fan of sun dried tomato, but I might not mind it mixed in with pesto. You gotta love a recipe that involves throwing everything in the food processor and pushing a button.

PS: We enjoy the frozen tilapia too.

Mary said...

I think that pesto would be really fantastic marinated on tofu and baked. I will have to try it when my basil gets bigger!

BLD in MT said...

Yum. After we dry some more tomatoes this harvest I am all over this recipe! And are there people out there that DON'T like olive oil!? I can't even imagine! : )

Dmarie said...

*grin* hope you'll let me know what you think, if any of you get the chance to try this!!

Tiff :o) said...

This looks so good! I have some basil I need to use so I'll see if I can remember to make this before I lose the basil.

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