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Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 15 min.


1-1/4 cups

Sun-dried tomatoes add rich, smoky flavor to always-pleasing pesto. For a main dish sauce, add 2 tablespoons olive oil for every 1/3 cup pesto and toss with hot pasta.—Catherine Chintala, Robbinsville, New Jersey
Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 jar (8-1/2 ounces) oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 cup loosely packed basil leaves
  • 1 small garlic clove
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • French bread baguette slices, toasted


  1. In a food processor, combine the tomatoes, basil, garlic, salt and pepper. Cover and process until finely chopped. Stir in cheese. Serve with toasted baguette slices.
Editor's Note: To use as a pasta sauce, combine 1/3 cup pesto and 2 tablespoons olive oil. Toss with hot cooked pasta.

Nutrition Facts

2 tablespoons: 62 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 2mg cholesterol, 154mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 2g fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1 fat.

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