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Basil & Sundried Tomato Pesto

A fresh, herby and garlicky pesto, with pleasant grassiness from good quality EVOO.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Sauces & Dressings
Servings: 12
Calories: 250kcal


  • Food Processor or Blender


  • 2 cups basil
  • 1 cup sundried tomatoes
  • 1 cup EVOO
  • 1 TB lemon juice
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 1 cup walnuts
  • 1 TB rosemary chopped finely
  • Salt & Pepper to taste


  • Place all ingredients, except the EVOO, into a food processor.
  • Blend all ingredients until combined well.
  • While blending, pour the EVOO into the mixture slowly.
  • After everything is blended, remove pesto and place into a glass dish.
  • Enjoy the pesto on pasta, in a sandwich, as a pizza sauce, dip or with vegetables.


Any nut variety can be used to your liking. You can also experiment with different greens like spinach instead of basil.


Calories: 250kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Monounsaturated Fat: 14g | Sodium: 24mg | Potassium: 376mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 298IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 1mg
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