sundried tomato pesto

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    Sundried Tomato Pesto simple to make at home and a great compliment to pastas, chicken and more.


    I love sundried tomatoes. So much so that I bought 34.6 oz (2 pounds) of it from Costco back in October.

    sundried tomato pesto

    I didn’t know what to do with so much of it. I was only halfway through the jar. So I stuffed them in a food processor and sundried tomato pesto came to be.

    First, thank you everyone for the wonderful birthday wishes. I had a wonderful day and y’all made it so special. I was really smiling from ear to ear all day from seeing the comments and Twitter love. Y’all are seriously the best.

    Sundried tomato pesto is so easy to make. Just like regular basil pesto, sundried tomato pesto is relatively the same process. The taste is out of this world. I could’ve eaten that whole jar. I think I like sundried tomato pesto better than basil pesto. It just has more flavor and I love the way the sundried tomatoes bring out other flavors of a pasta dish.

    If you buy sundried tomatoes in bulk, consider making yourself a tiny jar of this. It goes a long way and it’s so delicious. There are endless possibilities with sundried tomato pesto, one of which I will be sharing tomorrow so be sure to return :)

    sundried tomato pesto

    A great pesto for many recipes!
    Prep Time: 5 mins
    Total Time: 5 mins
    Servings (adjustable, but please note that results, timing, and cookware may vary when adjusting servings): 3 ounces
    Author: Julie Chiou
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    • 1/4 cup sundried tomatoes olive oil, packed
    • 2-3 cloves garlic
    • Handful of pine nuts, toasted
    • Salt, to taste
    • Olive oil


    • In a small skillet, toast the pine nuts on low heat until they get some color. Watch them carefully so they don't burn. Let cool a bit before adding them to the food processor.
    • In a food processor, add in your sundried tomatoes, garlic cloves, pine nuts, and salt.
    • Put the lid of the food processor on and pulse the food processor while drizzling the oil until the mixture comes together.
    • Taste it and see if it needs anything more. If not, give it one last nice long pulse and store it in an airtight container in the fridge.


    This recipe is easily double, tripled, etc. You can easily make more than I did at a time. I have one of those tiny Cuisinart food processors that don't hold a lot so that's why I only made 3 oz.

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  • Jordan Lynn (Ciao Cow) says:

    I am so glad I found your blog. Your recipes look absolutely phenomenal. I rarely dried sun-dried tomatoes because they can be quite expensive, but buying them in bulk from Costco seems like the perfect solution. :)

  • Gina @ Running to the Kitchen says:

    I love adding sun dried tomatoes to pesto. I’ve never done one with just them but added to a basil or spinach pesto, it’s delicious so I’d imagine this deliciousness is off the charts!

  • Kathryn says:

    Yum! I love the photos as well – the colour of the pesto looks amazing against that blue background.

  • amy @ fearless homemaker says:

    yum, this would be great just on warm crostini as an appetizer. lovely pics, too!

  • Krissy @ Krissy's Creations says:

    LOOOOVVVVEEEE this! So up my alley. I’d eat with everything!

  • nicole {sweet peony} says:

    i love sundried tomato pesto! can’t believe how easy it is to make! happy february :)

  • claire @ the realistic nutritionist says:

    Beautiful picture!

  • Cassie says:

    Girl, yes, I would eat the whole stinking jar!

  • Skye (Skye Loves...) says:

    Great twist on classic pesto. And great photo too.

  • Laurie {Simply Scratch} says:

    Love this recipe Julie! AND those spoons! Where can I find them?

    • Julie says:

      Thanks, Laurie! I got the spoons at Sur La Table :) they were $0.95!

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