Red Pesto


It is super easy to make your own delicious red pesto! Try this creamy, flavorful red pesto made of sundried tomatoes, pine nuts, cheese and more.

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Red pesto
Veronique van Ohmydish

Made by Véronique

Published at 2021-07-12, this recipe is for 6 people and takes 15 minutes.

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Updated at: 12-09-2021

15 minutes 6 people Side dishes
Red pesto


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  • ¾ jar sundried tomatoes in oil
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • Small handful of pine nuts
  • 2 tablespoons finely grated grana padano
  • A small handful of fresh basil
  • Pepper & salt
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  • Cutting board & chef’s knife
  • Small skillet
  • Food processor
  • Optional: Silicone spatula

Red Pesto

15 minutes 6 people Side dishes

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Preparation – 5 minutes

Roast the pine nuts in a skillet until they are nice and golden brown. Pay attention, because they only need a few minutes until they are ready – they are prone to burn quickly. Peel the garlic cloves.

Red pesto
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Finish the red pesto – 10 minutes 

Add approximately ¾ of the sundried tomatoes in a food processor with a little bit of its oil. Now add some fresh basil, garlic, grated cheese, and roasted pine nuts.   

Puree everything until the pesto becomes a nice, smooth consistency. Add some more oil from the jar if you want to make it extra creamy. You could use some olive oil, but that would be a waste of the oil from the sundried tomatoes, which packs a lot of flavours.  

Season the red pesto with some salt and pepper. Enjoy! 

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