Tomato pesto


Tomato pesto
This is a variation on the classic pesto sauce (basil and pine nuts), using cherry tomatoes, basil and almonds.
131,5104.3/5 for 20 ratings
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Last modified on: June 29th 2011

For 500 g, you will need:

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How long does it take?

Time required for this recipe:
PreparationStart to finish
13 min.13 min.

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.
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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.

Keeping:

A few days in the fridge in a sealed container.

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: Coriander and cashew nut pesto, Gnocchi alla romana, Vegetable tian, Meatballs, Tomato foccacia, ... All
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Whole almondsWhole almonds: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Carrot-top pesto, Toasted almond cake, Praline, X-Files cookies, Chocolate thins with toasted nuts, ... All
Olive oilOlive oil: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Mushrooms à la grecque, Endive gratin with cancoillotte, Potimarron and Parmesan tart, Greek salad, Kérinou slices, ... All

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