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Sun-dried Tomato and Walnut Pesto

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 10 min
  • Active: 10 min
  • Yield: 2 cups
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1 cup oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes, plus 3 tablespoons of the oil

1/2 cup lightly toasted walnuts

1/4 cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano

1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper

1 clove garlic 

1/4 cup fresh basil leaves

Salt and freshly ground black pepper


  1. Add the sun-dried tomatoes and oil, walnuts, cheese, crushed red pepper and garlic to a food processor and process until smooth. Add in the basil and pulse just about 5 times to retain the color of the herb. Season to taste.