Sun Dried Tomato Pesto


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– Sun Dried Tomato Pesto –

This is a recipe conversion from a Family Circle Cookbook called Deli food to make at home, you can make it in your TM5 or a food processor. It tastes delicious all by itself or you can add it to other dishes. It last’s in the fridge for a couple of weeks.

Serves:

1 ¼ cups (310g)

Preparation Time:

5 minutes

Cooking Time:

NA

Time to table:

15 minutes

Number of Ingredients:

11

Equipment:

TM5 or Food Processor

Ingredients:

200g sun dried tomatoes in oil

1/3 cup (10g) fresh basil leaves

1/3 cup (10g) fresh flat leaf parsley

2 garlic cloves

2 teaspoons rinsed capers

1 large anchovy fillet

4 tablespoons (30g) toasted pine nuts

2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

½ cup (125ml) extra virgin olive oil

2 tablespoons (15g) parmesan cheese

Salt and pepper to taste

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Preparation:

  • Pull out all of your ingredients and measure.
  • Rinse your capers.
  • Peel your garlic.

Method:

1. Add your parmesan cheese; process at speed 9 for 10 seconds.

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2. Remove the parmesan cheese and set aside.

3. Weigh in your pine nuts, anchovy fillet, drained capers, garlic, parsley, basil and sun dried tomatoes.

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4. Chop on speed 5 for 3 seconds.

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5. Scrape down the sides of the mixing bowl with a spatula and then chop again on speed 5 for 3 seconds.

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6. Scrape down the sides of the bowl again; Set to reverse mode speed 3 for 1 minute. While it’s mixing remove MC and slowly pour in oil and vinegar.

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7. Add parmesan cheese and set to reverse mode Speed 3 for 10 seconds. Check to see if the cheese has mixed well; mix again on speed 3 for 10 seconds if required. Taste and add salt and pepper as required ( I don’t actually use any, but you may like some).

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8. Transfer your pesto into sterilised jars and cover the surface with a thin coating of olive oil.

Hints and Tips:

  • This recipe can be made in a food processor or blender.
  • Seal and refrigerate for up to two weeks.


Categories: Any Season, Food Processor - Dips, Pestos & Tapenades, Processor / TM5, Savory Nibbles, Time to Table: 15 minutes and under, TM5 - Dips, Pestos & Tapenades, Tomato

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