Roasted Tomato & Almond Pesto Recipe

Looking for an easy Roasted Tomato & Almond Pesto recipe? Learn how to make Roasted Tomato & Almond Pesto using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by sailingchef

Makes 12 servings



The delightful richness of Ellie Krieger?s sundried tomato and almond pesto is a perfect partner for nutty whole-wheat pasta. It?s also delicious spread on grilled chicken. Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 3 months. From eatingwell.com.

Recipe Ingredients for Roasted Tomato & Almond Pesto

3/4 cup slivered almonds
28 ounce can diced fire-roasted tomatoes , drained
14 ounce can diced fire-roasted tomatoes , drained
3/4 cup fresh basil (lightly packed)
1 tablespoon red-wine vinegar
1 teaspoon red-wine vinegar
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper (or to taste)
3/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
3/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 teaspoon salt

Recipe Directions for Roasted Tomato & Almond Pesto

  1. Toast almonds in a large dry skillet over medium-high heat, stirring frequently, until golden and fragrant, 3 to 5 minutes. Allow them to cool slightly.

  2. Transfer the almonds to a food processor and process until finely ground. Add tomatoes, basil, vinegar and crushed red pepper. As the processor is running, drizzle in oil in a steady stream, about 30 seconds. Stir in Parmesan and salt.

  3. Fresh Tomato Variation: You can also make this pesto with fresh, in-season tomatoes. Start with 3 pounds fresh plum tomatoes, cut into quarters and divide them between 2 large baking sheets. Roast at 400 for 30 minutes. Use the roasted tomatoes in place of the diced tomatoes in Step 2.

Categories

Herbs, Nuts, Tomatoes, Main Dish, Italian

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 128.4g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
204
Calories from Fat
165
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
18.3g
28%
Saturated Fat
3.2g
16%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
6mg
2%
Sodium
414mg
17%
Potassium
56mg
2%
Total Carbohydrates
6.2g
2%
Dietary Fiber
1.5g
6%
Sugars
3.4g
Protein
4.5g
Vitamin A 14% Vitamin C 27%
Calcium 10% Iron 6%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
C+
  Good points
  • Low in cholesterol
  • High in vitamin C
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