Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Vegan Sun-dried Tomato Pesto

I stopped buying pestos from stores since ever i started preparing pestos at home. Most of the storebought  pesto goes for Herbs, nuts and cheese. If you are making pestos at home, you can make them depending upon your tastebuds.If you would have noticed my recipes index, most of my pestos are vegan with loads of nuts. Making pesto at home is like a child play, apart from grinding you doesnt need anything to do with them. Pesto makes a fantabulous sauce to relish with breads, pastas,simply as a dip for savoury biscuits. Pesto belongs to Italy and traditionally consists of crushed garlic, basil and pine nuts blended with olive oil and parmesan cheese or Fiore sardo (cheese made from sheep's milk).A different version of pesto sauce exists in Provence region of France and its called as Pistou. But Pistou is generally made with olive oil, basil and garlic.

Sundried tomato pesto, vegan tomato pesto
After making the Wholewheat tomato basil loaf, there were some leftover sundried tomatoes, obviously i went for making this eye catching pesto. Since pesto goes for a quick preparation, i just finished preparing them even before the tomato basil loaf came out of the oven.Usually pine nuts are used in pesto but mine is with walnuts, if you dont have walnuts just go with cashews, yes cashew nuts works seriously prefect in pestos. This pesto goes to this week's blogging marathon as am blogging for tame the yeast as theme.Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM#46.

Vegan Sundried Tomato Pesto, Pesto with sundried tomato & walnuts

3/4cup Sun dried tomatoes
1/3cup Walnuts
2nos Garlic cloves
1/2cup Olive oil
Salt
Pepper powder

Blend the sun dried tomatoes,walnuts, garlic cloves until they turns smooth.

While blending add the oil slowly and blend everything well.

Add salt and pepper powder.

Transfer it to the bowl.

Serve with pasta, bread etc.

Vegan Sundried Tomato Pesto, Pesto with sundried tomato & walnuts

Pesto aux tomates séchées: 
3/4tasse Tomates séchées 
1/3tasse noix
2 Gousses d'ail
1/2tasse Huile d'olive
sel
Poudre de poivre

Broyer les tomates séchées, noix, gousses d'ail jusqu'à ce qu'ils se  .

Ajouter l'huile lentement tout en mixant les tomates séchées.

Ajouter le sel et le poivre .

Transférer dans un bol .

Servir avec des pâtes, du pain, etc.

19 comments:

Sathya Priya said... Reply To This Comment

Simple yummy pesto sis..Def will be trying it.

Jayanthi Sindhiya said... Reply To This Comment

Lovely sauce,so colourful and flavourful

vaishali sabnani said... Reply To This Comment

Wow that's a real beauty..lovely color of pesto and sure walnuts make a nive change.

Varadas Kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

What an interesting variation for pesto! Lovely pictures too.

Nivedhanams Sowmya said... Reply To This Comment

can finish that bowl completely... that should be so tasty...

Jaleela Banu said... Reply To This Comment

useful recipe

Srivalli said... Reply To This Comment

The pictures look so inviting priya..very bright and sinful!

Farin Ahmed said... Reply To This Comment

Perfect Pesto..love the color

Mayuri Patel said... Reply To This Comment

nice colourful pesto. I am going to sun dry some tomatoes to try this recipe.

sushma Mallya said... Reply To This Comment

Looks absolutely mouthwatering Priya :)

Krishin Butani said... Reply To This Comment

Nice recipe.
Liked reading your blog.

sneha datar said... Reply To This Comment

Such an awesome colour of the sauce and delicious too.

Archana Potdar said... Reply To This Comment

Wow this is so yummy. I could make it to go with our parathas today.Thanks Priya.

lavina agarwal said... Reply To This Comment

Looks Yummm. .definitely wanna try this. .thanks for sharing the recipe

Srividhya said... Reply To This Comment

Yum.. Would love to have this with pasta too.

Pavani N said... Reply To This Comment

OMG, that is one super delicious looking pesto. Love that color.

Sandhya Ramakrishnan said... Reply To This Comment

SUch a wonderful pesto! Love the tangy as well as nutty recipe.

Padmajha PJ said... Reply To This Comment

Such a nice color! Beautiful dip!

Vanamala Hebbar said... Reply To This Comment

yummy..looks lovely color and the texture