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Sun-dried Tomato Pesto is this week’s recipe post. It’s great at elevating pasta dishes and can also be used as a marinade for meat or added to sauces to provide extra flavour.

homemade sun-dried tomato pesto

Sun-dried Tomato Pesto – makes two small jars

  • I used ‘dry’ sun-dried tomatoes, so a few hours before I added 100ml of olive oil to a bowl with the tomatoes to rehydrate them. You can skip this step if you are using sun-dried tomatoes already in olive oil
  • Take 100g of sun-dried tomatoes and chop them up into small pieces. Add them to the blender
  • Add 65g of pine nuts and 70g of grana padano cheese (you can use parmesan also)
  • Once the dry ingredients are combined, add olive oil in a thin stream. I used around 200ml
  • Once you have the desired consistency – it shouldn’t be too thick or too runny add the seasoning. A generous amount of salt and pepper plus 1/4 teaspoon of smoked paprika
  • Stir and decant into jars

homemade sun-dried tomato pesto recipeI went to Paris last week and stopped by the Eiffel Tower. I couldn’t believe my luck, as I sat in my vantage point, the sun came out and I basked in that spot for what felt like eternity. Could anything be more perfect than this I thought? Perhaps some lunch? Some snaps from my mobile of Paris:

eiffel tower, notre dame, metro