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Sun Dried Tomato Pesto

This Sun Dried Tomato Pesto is a sweet, tangy, fresh twist on a classic Italian sauce. Perfect for pasta, pizza, or dipping!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: healthy, pine nuts, sun dried tomatoes
Servings: 1 cup
Calories: 903kcal
Author: Jennifer Debth


  • 1/4 cup pine nuts
  • 2 cups packed basil
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 cup finely grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 (7 oz) jar sun-dried tomatoes packed in olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt plus more to taste (I used 1 teaspoon)


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Place pine nuts onto an unlined baking sheet.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 2-5 minutes, stirring every minute or so to prevent burning, or until nuts are golden brown.
  • Place toasted pine nuts into a food processor along with basil, garlic, vinegar, cheese, tomatoes (and their oil), and salt.
  • Process until well combined.
  • Taste and re-season, if necessary.
  • Serve with pasta, a baguette, etc. and enjoy!
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Makes 1 cup and is perfect for about 1 pound of pasta.


Serving: 1cup | Calories: 903kcal | Carbohydrates: 63g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 64g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 34mg | Sodium: 2504mg | Potassium: 3579mg | Fiber: 14g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 5475IU | Vitamin C: 214mg | Calcium: 792mg | Iron: 10mg