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.

Red pesto
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
Red pesto ingredients
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Kitchen equipment

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  • Cutting board & chef’s knife
  • Small skillet
  • Food processor
  • Optional: Silicone spatula


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
Red pesto

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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