Sundried Tomato Pesto
1/4 cup toasted pine nuts
4oz grated parmesan cheese
2 handfuls of basil
8 sun-dried tomato halves
2 cloves of garlic
1 tsp of crushed red pepper flakes
salt and pepper
olive oil to combine
Toast the pine nuts in a dry skillet until you start to smell them. Do not walk away, they will burn very easily! Add to the food processor with the garlic and red pepper flakes, pulse to chop.
Reconstitute the dried tomatoes in hot water and let sit for 5 minutes. Drain, squeeze out any liquids, and pull out any seeds or fibrous pieces. Add to the food processor and pulse to combine. Add the cheese and basil, pulse to combine
Using the liquid chute, add the olive oil until the mixture comes together but is only slightly runny. Season with salt and pepper.