Another new thing we tried this week was some Sun-dried Tomato Pesto. I'm a big fan of pesto, in general, especially on pizza. Since I happened to have sun dried tomatoes on hand, I decided to make this special pesto, and it was goooood. Here's the recipe:
Sun Dried Tomato Pesto
|Sun dried tomato pesto on a cracker|
4 cups of basil leaves (fairly packed)
4-6 cloves of garlic (depending on how garlicky you like it)
½ cup of pine nuts or walnuts
¾ cup of extra-virgin olive oil
½ cup of sun dried tomatoes (if the type not packed in oil, soak in hot water for five minutes)
Salt to taste
Put everything into a food processor and blend until smooth. That's it!
I must confess, The Man and I ate a fair amount of this on crackers while I was preparing the rest of the pizza. This stuff is so good, on crackers, in sandwiches, on pizza and on pasta. I could eat it by the spoonful.
So here is how it all came together... the finished pizza!
|Multigrain crust, sundried tomato pesto, red peppers, red onion, spinach|
and vegan "mozzarella" Delicious!