Sunday, August 28, 2011

Fire-Roasted Tomato Pesto

1-15.5 oz can diced fire-roasted tomatoes, drained
1/2 c lightly packed fresh basil leaves
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 tsp balsamic vinegar
1/8 tsp crushed red pepper
2 TBS extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 c freshly grated Parmesan cheese

Place drained tomatoes, basil leaves, garlic, balsamic vinegar & red pepper in small bowl of food processor (or blender). Pulse until smooth. Drizzle in oil & continue to pulse until well combined. Add Parmesan & pulse until smooth.

Use as you would any other pesto sauce.

Makes about 1 & 1/2 cups.

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