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

Keywords for this recipe:SaucePestoVariationTomatoRed pestoPasta
For 500 g, you will need:
  • 1 tomato 150 g tomato
  • 2 whole almonds 100 g whole almonds
  • 3 basil 1 bunch basil
  • 4 Parmigiano reggiano (Parmesan) 150 g Parmigiano reggiano (Parmesan)
  • 5 olive oil 6 tablespoons olive oil
  • 6 lemon juice 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 7 salt salt
  • 8 pepper pepper
  • Total weight: 545 grams

Change these quantities to make: 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.

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
Tomato pesto : Photo of step #2
Do this for all the tomatoes.

Stage 3 - 5 min.
Tomato pesto : Photo of step #3
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
Tomato pesto : Photo of step #5
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).
How much will it cost?
  • For 500 g : 6.93 €

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Source
Home-made, based on a recipe shown on GlobalMag.
This recipe uses (among others)
Parmigiano reggiano (Parmesan)Parmigiano reggiano (Parmesan): You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Pistachio and spinach pesto, Creamy risotto with vegetables , Tomato feuilleté with pesto, Vegetable tian, Poivrade Artichoke Salad, ... All
TomatoTomato: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Greek salad, Ratatouille, Stuffed tomatoes and courgettes, Guacamole, Hamburgers, ... All
Whole almondsWhole almonds: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Piped petits-fours, Moist cereal bars, Toasted almond cake, Praline, Crusty pistachio, almond and apricot flan, ... All
Olive oilOlive oil: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Sea bass with Indian spices, Summer Salmon Blanquette, Polenta, Deep leek and potato quiche, Penne with purple artichokes, ... All
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