You can use this sun-dried tomato pesto recipe to season pasta, season pasta salads, or top bruschetta.

The vibrant red pesto is made with sun-dried tomatoes, nuts – pine nuts and almonds -, garlic, olive oil, and rosemary – instead of basil.

It is a very intense and aromatic pesto.

sun dried tomatoes pesto in the blender bowl, raw pasta, and pine nuts
pesto with sun dried tomatoes recipe ingredients: dried tomatoes, pine nuts, almonds, and rosemary

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sun dried tomatoes pesto

Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 2
Author Claudia Rinaldi | Gourmet Project


  • 1 oz pine nuts 30 gr
  • 0.7 oz almonds 20 gr
  • 2.8 oz dried tomatoes 80 gr
  • 0.7 oz extra virgin olive oil 20 gr
  • 1 sprig rosemary small
  • ½ garlic clove


  1. Place all the ingredients in the food processor or in a bowl if you will use an immersion blender and blend until creamy.

  2. Cook pasta according to the packaging directions.

  3. Season pasta, decorate with a rosemary sprig and enjoy your delicious meal.

Recipe Notes

Cook and season about 6.3 oz (200 gr) of pasta of your choice.

Enjoy your sun-dried tomatoes pesto!