Tuscan Tomato Pesto

tomato pestoFor a superb accompaniment to raw Italian recipes, try this original pesto from For a superb accompaniment to raw Italian recipes, try this original pesto from Kristen’s Raw.

 

1 cup sun-dried tomatoes, soaked 1 to 2 hours in enough water just to cover (reserve soak water)

1/2 cup fresh basil, packed

1/4 cup pine nuts

1 teaspoon garlic, pressed

1 teaspoon sea salt

2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil

In a food processor, fitted with the S blade, combine all of the ingredients except for the olive oil, adding a little of the sun-dried tomato “soak” water, if necessary. As the mixture becomes more of a puree, slowly add the olive oil. Enjoy!

Serving suggestions:

  • Dip zucchini slices into this delicious pesto for a fast and easy treat.
  • Stuff 1/2 of a seeded tomato or bell pepper (yellow or orange are especially beautiful) with 1/4 cup of pesto, topped with fresh sprouts.
  • Serve on top of zucchini angel-hair pasta for a great raw vegan meal.