Sun-Dried Tomato and Basil Pesto

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A twist on traditional pesto, the sun-dried tomato brings a welcome change to this popular sauce.


Makes about 5 cups


3cups extra virgin olive oil 8garlic cloves 4cups sun-dried tomatoes (packed in oil; drained) 1½cups fresh basil leaves ¼teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1∕3cup grated Pecorino Romano ¾teaspoon sea salt 3tablespoons white vinegar

Nutritional information

Nutritional information per serving (2 tablespoons): Calories 173 (92% from fat) • carb. 3g • pro. 1g • fat 19g • sat. fat 3g • chol. 1mg • sod. 82mg • calc. 18mg • fiber 1g


Put all ingredients, in the order listed, into the jar of your Cuisinart® PowerEdge® 1000 Watt Blender. Run on High for 2½ minutes or until desired consistency is achieved. Adjust seasonings to taste and serve.