Sun-dried tomato pesto

Sun-dried tomato pesto

While regular green pesto is of course delish sun-dried tomatoes are little nutritional powerhouses, rich in many nutrients you might not expect, such as zinc. Created by @wellnesswithvic

Makes 4 Servings (960 ml)
Total Time 55 Minutes
Difficulty Intermediate
Container Low-Profile 2.0-litre Container


  • 1/3 cup pine nuts
  • 1 cup sun-dried tomatoes, oil drained
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon chilli flakes
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves
  • 1/2 cup grated pecorino cheese (use parmesan if not available)
  • Splash water
  • Juice 1/2 lemon
  • 1/4-1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste


      1. Add all ingredients to Vitamix (start with 1/4 cup olive oil). Blend until a smooth pesto with a little texture remaining forms. Add in remaining 1/4 cup of olive oil if required to achieve desired texture.
      2. Pour into a jar and store in fridge. Tastes delicious stirred through pasta (penne or spaghetti work well), or risotto, added to avocado toast, or served on a platter with crackers and veggie sticks.

        Leave a comment

        Please note, comments must be approved before they are published