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Tomato pesto

Tomato pesto

This is a variation on the classic pesto sauce (basil and pine nuts), using cherry tomatoes, basil and almonds.

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Last modified on: June 29th 2011

For 500 g, you will need:

Change for: 250 g 500 g 1 kg 1 kg 500 g

How long does it take?

PreparationStart to finish
13 min.13 min.
Preservation: A few days in the fridge in a sealed container.

Step by step recipe

1 Tomato pesto : Photo of step #1Cut 150 g tomato in half, remove the central hard part if it is large (see the left hand tomato "with" and the right hand "without"). 5 min.
2 Tomato pesto : Photo of step #2Do this for all the tomatoes.
3 Tomato pesto : Photo of step #3Put into the food processor bowl: 100 g whole almonds, 1 bunch basil, 150 g Parmigiano reggiano (Parmesan), the tomato halves, 6 tablespoons olive oil, 3 tablespoons lemon juice, salt and pepper. 5 min.
4 Tomato pesto : Photo of step #4Blend until this forms a purée. 3 min.
5 Tomato pesto : Photo of step #5Your tomato pesto is ready, and will transform a simple pasta dish into a refined feast.

Remarks

You will notice that this tomato pesto is more liquid that the classic version, but it freezes just as well.

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
208282 gr30 gr182 gr
104 %32 %3 %28 %
Per 100 g
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
38215 gr6 gr33 gr
19 %6 %1 %5 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories by day for a woman (change to a man).

How much will it cost?

For 500 g : 6.93 €

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