Sun Dried Tomato Pesto – Appetizers

1 c Sun-dried tomatoes in oil

3/4 c Cup grated Parmesan cheese

1/2 c Walnut pieces

2 lg Garlic cloves; halved

1/4 ts Salt

1/4 ts Freshly ground pepper

1/3 c Warm olive oil

To make 2 cups of pesto: Position knife blade in food processor bowl; add tomatoes, and pulse 2 or 3 times or until tomatoes are chopped. Add Parmesan cheese and next 4 ingredients. Top with cover and process until smooth. With processor running, pour warm oil through food chute in a slow, steady stream, processing until combined. Use immediately, or place in an airtight container, and refrigerate up to 1 week. Serve over hot pasta. Suggested uses for tomato pesto: o Stir 1/4 cup pesto into one 8-oz. carton of sour cream for an instant dip for vegetables. o Try pesto as an omelet filling. Spoon about 2 tablespoons of the sauce over half of a three-egg omelet; fold omelet over, and serve. o Stir 3 tablespoons pesto into 1/2 cup softened unsalted butter. Serve the pesto butter as a bread spread, or toss it with hot vegetables. * From: Bella Sun-Dried Tomatoes recipe card insert. * Typed for you by Karen Mintzias






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