Tomato Pesto

24 Jul

Ah pesto, I properly fell in love with this in New York in the first restaurant we went to. We had freshly made open sandwiches which were amazing. Mine had both tomato pesto and normal pesto, these were both so fresh and colourful they tasted amazing 🙂


2 packets of fresh basil
1 Clove of garlic
Olive oil
Salt and pepper
10-15 Sundried tomatoes
25g Grated Parmesan

Estimated time: 15 minutes


Get a pan of water and bring it to the boil, fill another bowl with cold water. Once boiling put all of the basil in for 30 seconds, once the 30 seconds is up fish out the basil and place it into the cold water. Blanching the basil like this prevents it from looking its colour later on.


Now your basil is blanched do the same with your peeled garlic, blanch the garlic for 1 minute and then put this in the cold water with your basil.

Using your hands squeeze the water out of the basil and place it into a blender or food processor along with the garlic and start to blend them together.


Slowly pour in olive oil a small bit at a time so that it starts to form a paste. To this add a handful of the Parmesan and allow to come together. Add more oil if needs be.

Now add your Sundried tomatoes and allow to blitz completely, you’ll see the colour change as they blend together. Now’s the time to add salt and pepper before tasting to see if any more is needed. If the pesto is quite thick then slowly add more oil 🙂


And there you go some unbelievable tasty tomato pesto for everyone to enjoy whether its in a salad as a dip or cooked with pasta! This can be used for everything and anything, although I wouldn’t recommend it for breakfast :p I ope you enjoy this guys 🙂


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