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3-Minute Vegan Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto

3-minute Vegan Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto is ready in a flash, only 4 ingredients and makes any dish extra delicious.
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Sauces and Dressings
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 6
Calories: 111kcal
Author: HWC Magazine

Ingredients

  • sun-dried tomatoes - 1 cup preserved in olive oil (see notes if using dried sun-dried tomatoes not in olive oil)
  • olive oil extra virgin - ¼ cup
  • water - ⅛ cup or more as needed to blend smooth
  • 4 garlic cloves- peeled
  • basil leaves- ¾ cup fresh removed from stem
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • In a food processor add sun-dried tomatoes, olive oil, water, garlic, basil and salt and pepper to taste. Blend until smooth about 1 minute. (If you choose to use Dried sun-dried tomatoes you will first need to steep them is warm water for one hour and drain before use)
  • Enjoy!

Notes

If you wish to add pine or other nuts, then add ¼ cup and increase olive oil by 2 tablespoons.
We freeze the sun-dried tomato pesto in little containers to use whenever we fancy. You could even freeze in little zip locked plastic baggies and label or in ice-cube trays. It is best to use your frozen Pesto within 3- 4 months and your fresh refrigerated version within 5-7 days.
If you are using fresh sun-dried tomatoes not in oil, soak in hot water for 15 minutes to soften. 
When using the food processor you may b=have to add 1 tablespoon of water at a time just to get the pesto moving. In addition, you will want to scrape down the sides of the food processor occasionally. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 111kcal | Carbohydrates: 4.3g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 11g | Sodium: 49mg | Potassium: 290mg | Fiber: 1.1g