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Sun Dried Tomato Pesto


Quick and easy homemade pesto with fresh herbs and sun dried tomatoes. Makes 1/2 cup of Pesto.

Rate this recipe 1.7/5 (105 Votes)


  • 20 fresh basil leaves
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 Tbsp freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 Tbsp sun dried tomatoes packed in oil
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil


Level of difficulty Easy
Preparation time 5mins
Cost Average budget


Step 1

Sun Dried Tomato Pesto - Step 1

Wash and dry the basil.

Step 2

Sun Dried Tomato Pesto - Step 2

Place the basil in the bowl of a blender or food processor. Add the salt and press a clove of garlic into the bowl. Add the Parmesan cheese, tomatoes.

Step 3

Sun Dried Tomato Pesto - Step 3

Process the mixture. Add the olive oil and process again until a thick paste. Scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed.

Step 4

Sun Dried Tomato Pesto - Step 4

Transfer to a serving bowl. Place any unused pesto in the refrigerator in an air tight container.


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  • Pizza Dough (homemade or store bought)
  • Shredded cheese
  • Pizza sauce
  • Cured ham, shredded
  • 4 eggs
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Fresh basil


  1. Roll out the dough
  2. Use a small bowl to cut the dough into rounds
  3. Add shredded cheese
  4. Place in oven on an oven tray afr 10 min at 355°F
  5. Put each dough round into a ramekin
  6. Add 1 tbsp pizza sauce, a handful of shredded cured ham 
  7. Break an egg into each pizza
  8. Top with sliced cherry tomatoes and a basil leaf
  9. Place in oven for another 15 mins at 355°F
  10. Garnish with parsley and a pinch of pepper
  11. Serve and enjoy!

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european cutie

this looks yummy and super easy!

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