Sun-Dried Tomato & Basil Pesto

Sun-dried tomatoes are blended with fresh basil, almonds, garlic, lemon zest, olive oil and Parmesan. It is fabulous on pasta, pizza or with your favourite crackers as a small snack. All my friends who tried this were really surprised who good it is! It is fabulous!

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  • 125 g fresh basils
  • 125 g almonds, blanched
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 250 g sundried tomatoes
  • 125 g parmesan (finely grated)
  • 1 cup of olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt

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  1. Drain oil from the sun-dried tomatoes.
  2. Put basil, almonds, garlic, lemon zest, pinch of salt to the blender and blend.
  3. Add sundried tomatoes, parmesan and process scraping down sides occasionally, until almost smooth.
  4. With motor running, add oil in a slow, steady stream. Process to combine.
  5. You can store it in the jar in the fridge up to 6 weeks.
  6. You can use it with pasta, bread or crackers.

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