Sunday, June 24, 2012

Sundried Tomato Dairy Free Pesto?


What’s shaken folks?

How about a little pesto recipe that is easy, flavourful and dairy free?

I know you want it?



Sundried Tomato Pesto (Dairy Free)

1/4 cup pumpkin seeds (pepitas)

1/4 cup raw or toasted almonds

1/2 (or more) packed basil

1/2 cup chicken broth (or veggie)

2 TBSP oil – I used grape seed

1/4 cup sundried tomato in oil – rinsed of excess oil

1 TBSP nutritional yeast (optional)

1 clove of garlic (or more if you are a garlic lover)

Process all ingredients in a food processor! – You will probably have to scrape down the sidesa few times to get everything processed!   Yum that’s it!!  Add more liquid as required – this made a fairly thick pesto!



Now what to do with it you ask?

  • I roasted a bunch of my favourite veggies, and tossed it with them and some pasta and topped with chicken.
  • As a base for pizza instead of tomatoes sauce
  • Spread for sandwiches
  • Dip for crackers/veggies
  • Spread on burgers
  • Spread on chicken/fish/tofu
  • Thinned out and used as a salad dressing
  • Coating for kale chips (mmmmmm must try this!)
  • Inside a lettuce or rice wrap

Now that summer is here, I’m hoping to do more cooking and start getting recipes out to you guys! I’ve had TONS of emails (thank you) encouraging me to get back into blogging, I’m so sorry for my absence – I lost my blogging mojo a bit – but hopefully I’ll be back soon!


Any recipe requests out there?  Also, any great ideas for Arugula?  I was gifted a big bag of garden fresh stuff, but haven’t used it much!?   Thank you!! 


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  1. I like that this is also pine nut free, as I am allergic to them :-)

  2. this looks delicious! i love the sun dried tomatoes in there! mmmm!

  3. coating for kale chips? YES…

    i wonder if you could make arugula chips???

  4. I think I am going to have to try this. sounds yummy :)

  5. Hi Jessica,

    I have such a weakness for pesto and I love your recipe and use of new, fun ingredients. Delicious!!!

    Have a great rest of your weekend.


  6. Ooooo! I like this take on pesto! Nutritional yeast, well duh!
    Oh and arugula (or rocket as I call it) is the bomb. Delicious in salads if it's young and if it's got too much bite for you, just use in instead of basil in your pesto! Yummo!

  7. I loooove pesto! Especially with sundried tomatoes :D How did I miss this post?? I will have to try this soon!

  8. sounds perfect to use up all the fresh basil!


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