Great easy-to-make pasta sauce. I used it with bow tie pasta and it was a hit! One thing though - this recipe makes a TON of pesto. My faux food-processor-type attachment to my blender wasn't big enough, which I figured out in the middle of making the recipe, so I made a big mess. But it all worked out eventually and was delicious!
Roasted Tomato & Almond Pesto
From EatingWell: November/December 2009
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.
10 Reviews for Roasted Tomato & Almond Pesto
I made this as a gift to give my low-carb friends. It's so good. I followed it exactly and used canned fire-roasted tomatoes.
I didn't have a lot of the ingredients and ended up baking fresh Roma tomatoes with a sprinkling of basil (per fresh alteration tip) and using dried basil, salt, fresh red pepper, chilli flakes and almonds. Not a whole lot like the original, but don't shoot the college student, it still tasted fantastic!
After reading the positive reviews, I expected this to be good -- but I was surprised at just how good it was. The flavor was rich. I served it over whole-wheat angel hair pasta, and my husband and 7-year-old loved it. They usually whine about whole grain pasta, but I don't think they even noticed it was whole grain this time. We will definitely have this again soon.
I love this pesto! I made the recipe exactly as written & found it needed no variation. I've shared this with friends, and it's become a regular recipe for all of us.