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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 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.
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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.

Nutritional information

% 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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Olive oilOlive oil: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Gisèle's Pasties, Hot tomato sauce, Thin endive tart, Red rice pannequets, Lumberjack turnovers, ... All

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