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Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto Spread

Sun-Dried tomato pesto spread is vibrant and full of flavor! Perfect to make ahead for entertaining or workweek dinners!
Prep Time7 mins
Course: Main Course, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keyword: Dinner, entertaining, Pesto, Sundried-tomatoes
Servings: 4
Author: Sarah Ricci


  • 1 cup Sun-Dried Tomatoes not packed in oil
  • 3 cloves Garlic crushed
  • 1 cup Basil Leaves
  • 1/4 cup Pine Nuts
  • 1/3 cup Parmesan Cheese grated
  • 1 pinch salt to taste
  • 1 pinch pepper to taste
  • 1 pinch red pepper flakes to taste
  • 1/2 cup Olive Oil extra virgin


  • Add sun-dried tomatoes, crushed garlic, basil leaves, pine nuts, parmesan cheese and a pinch of salt, pepper, red pepper flakes into a food processor.  Pulse until a crumbly paste forms.
  • Drizzle in olive oil slowly and continue to mix until blended!!! You can add additional oil if needed until you reach the paste consistency you like.


This pesto spread will hold for about a week in the fridge (drizzle additional oil on top to keep moist before storing in an airtight container in fridge).
If you buy sun-dried tomatoes packed in oil cut the oil in the recipe by 2 tablespoons.