Roasted Tomato Pesto
Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.Advertisement
Place tomatoes cut-side up on a baking sheet; drizzle with oil and sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon salt. Roast until shriveled and brown on the bottom, 1 1/2 to 1 3/4 hours.
Once cooled, place the tomatoes and the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt in a food processor; add cheese, pine nuts, thyme, vinegar, garlic and pepper. Pulse until well combined, scraping down the sides once or twice.
Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate for up to 1 week or freeze in an ice cube tray. Transfer frozen cubes to a sealable plastic bag. Defrost as needed.
For the best flavor, toast nuts and seeds before using in a recipe. To toast small nuts, chopped nuts and seeds, place in a small dry skillet and cook over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until fragrant and lightly browned, 2 to 4 minutes.
Cut Down on Dishes: A rimmed baking sheet is great for everything from roasting to catching accidental drips and spills. For effortless cleanup and to keep your baking sheets in tip-top shape, line them with a layer of foil before each use.
1/2 vegetable, 1/2 fat