Vegan Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto {Gluten-Free, Vegan}

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Vegan Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto {Gluten-Free, Vegan}

vegan sun dried tomato pesto

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I love having home made pesto in the fridge. It’s perfect for all snacking occasions. When I come home from work starving, lacking even the energy to make it through cooking dinner, dipping a few crackers into this vegan sun dried tomato pesto refuels me and holds me over until dinner. Or there are those nights when I plop down on the couch with a glass of wine and a plateful of crackers with pesto and cheese. Crackers with cheese is boring. But add that tablespoon of pesto and you’ve just bumped your snack up to the next level. Or you can add it to gratins, sandwiches, pastas, you name it.

I usually make the standard basil pesto but decided to branch out recently and made this vegan sun dried tomato pesto. A perfect match. And so I present to you my new favorite pesto.

vegan sun dried tomato pesto

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Vegan Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto
 
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A delicious alternative to the traditional basil pesto - make sun-dried tomato pesto instead!
Recipe type: Dips & Spreads
Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • 1 cup (4 oz) basil
  • ½ cup sun-dried tomatoes
  • ¼ cup walnuts (or cashews)
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • ½ lemon, juiced
  • pinch red pepper flakes
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup oil from sun-dried tomatoes jar (add more oil if necessary)
Instructions
  1. Add all ingredients to food processor and process until smooth. Add more oil if necessary.
Notes
Recipe makes 1 cup

 

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Comments

  1. Kristina says

    Ooo yum! I always have a container of my favorite artichoke pesto in the fridge :) Need to try your sun-dried tomato, this look SO good!

    • Vicky says

      Ooo artichoke pesto sounds delicious! I’m hoping you have the recipe on your blog – heading over there now to look!

  2. yumgoggle says

    Wow! Sun dried tomatoes! I love your treat…as always =)
    Thanks for sharing your wonderful pictures with the YUMGOGGLE Gallery. Our launch was made more fun and interesting because of your beautiful clicks. We are hoping for more eye goggling and delicious treats ;)

    • Vicky says

      I fully support the vegan lifestyle and have indeed been pleasantly surprised by the large assortment of vegan friendly foods in stores and dishes in restaurants.

  3. Kelsey says

    Hi, I have dried sun-dried tomatoes in the pantry, but was wondering should I re-constitute them in oil or hot water?

    • Vicky says

      I recommend re-constituting them in hot water and then draining the water and pouring oil over them so that the oil itself also becomes infused with the sun-dried tomatoes and then you can use the oil from the tomatoes for the pesto instead of regular olive oil.

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