Tomato pesto


Tomato pesto
This is a variation on the classic pesto sauce (basil and pine nuts), using cherry tomatoes, basil and almonds.
110,8184.4/5 for 17 ratings
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Last modified on: June 29th 2011

For 500 g, you will need:

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

How long does it take?

Time required for this recipe:
PreparationStart to finish
13 min.13 min.
Keeping: A few days in the fridge in a sealed container.

Step by step recipe


Stage 1 - 5 min.
Tomato pesto : Photo of step #1
Cut 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").

Stage 2
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Do this for all the tomatoes.

Stage 3 - 5 min.
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Put 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.

Stage 4 - 3 min.
Tomato pesto : Photo of step #4
Blend until this forms a purée.

Stage 5
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Your 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
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
2,082 Kcal or 8,717 Kj82 gr30 gr182 gr
104 %32 %3 %28 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
382 Kcal or 1,599 Kj15 gr6 gr33 gr
19 %6 %1 %5 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).

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Source

Home-made, based on a recipe shown on GlobalMag.

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This recipe uses (among others)
Parmigiano reggiano (Parmesan)Parmigiano reggiano (Parmesan): You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Meatballs, Tomato foccacia, Tomato tatin, Caesar salad, Spaghetti Carbonara, ... All
TomatoTomato: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: How to prepare tomatoes, Pan bagnat, Tomato and courgette tart, Mediterranean toast, Tomatoes Macédoine , ... All
Whole almondsWhole almonds: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Chinese style chicken, Praline, Granola, Rice pudding with fruit and nuts, Beetroot and fried chicken salad, ... All
Olive oilOlive oil: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Morel risotto with Vin Jaune and Mont d'Or, Mushroom buckwheat pancakes, Curried prawn risotto, Fried eggs with tomatoes, Warm scallop and cabbage salad, ... All

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