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{rosemary tomato pesto}

 

One of my all-time favorite dinners is pasta with pesto. It's so quick and easy to make and soooo delicious!!
Well, to make things a little more challenging than just opening a jar of pesto, I decided to make my own.
My mom has two big bushes of rosemary in front of her house, which smell amazing when entering the door. So, one day we put one and one together and decided on a rosemary-tomato-pesto. Yum!
Unfortunately I can't really give any exact measurements of ingredients, since we made it from scratch and just added everything until the pesto had a good consistency, but this is what we used (for three jars):
  • fresh rosemary (about 3 stalks)
  • sun-dried tomatoes (about 1 cup, marinated in oil)
  • parmesan (about 1 cup)
  • pine nuts (about 1 cup)
  • olive oil (until you get a smooth consistency)
  • garlic (about 3 cloves)
  • salt & pepper (to taste)

How to:
  1. Grind pine nuts and rosemary in a food processor.
  2. Add garlic, sun-dried tomatoes, parmesan and olive oil and blend until you get a smooth consistency.
  3. Season to taste with salt & pepper.
  4. Enjoy as a dip or on pasta! ;)

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36 Comments

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    Lindsay @ Delighted Momma
    Tuesday August 30th, 2011 at 07:20 PM

    Ohhh hello!! This Sousa perfect! I'm sure it tastes better than anything you could buy

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    Life In The Thrifty Lane
    Tuesday August 30th, 2011 at 07:41 PM

    Looks delicious Vanessa. I did the other night the basil version but really want to try yours now! Thanks for sharing :)

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    Holly
    Tuesday August 30th, 2011 at 08:53 PM

    I HAVE to try this- it sounds wonderful! Thanks for sharing <3

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    Mami Made It
    Tuesday August 30th, 2011 at 09:03 PM

    Mmmmmh! Lecker!
    Muss himmlisch schmecken!

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    Happy in red
    Tuesday August 30th, 2011 at 09:26 PM

    Yum, such a good idea!!
    Esther.

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    Becky
    Tuesday August 30th, 2011 at 10:06 PM

    Made me so hungry I had to go make lunch! I love it, I've already pinned to to one of my boards!

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    Vivienne @ the V Spot
    Tuesday August 30th, 2011 at 10:34 PM

    This looks great! Pinned, tweeted and stumbled!

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    Laurie@The Baking Bookworm
    Tuesday August 30th, 2011 at 10:38 PM

    I love homemade pesto! I usual make a basil/ sun-dried tomato version but my rosemary is outta control so this recipe would be perfect!! Thanks! :)

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    Audra @ The Kurtz Corner
    Wednesday August 31st, 2011 at 02:23 AM

    Thanks for linking up! I shared your post on my FB page :)

    https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Kurtz-Corner/218297661553809

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    Karen @ It's the Suburbs or Bust- Yo!
    Wednesday August 31st, 2011 at 04:40 AM

    You are just like my husband, a little of this and a little of that- my favorite thing to put rosemary in is my turkey burgers. I am pinterting this and passing it along to my husband. I really want him to make this!

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    Seaweed and Raine
    Wednesday August 31st, 2011 at 04:50 AM

    It sounds SO delicious!!! I must add it to my "to do" list. :) I have some rosemary that I just picked.

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    Sewandthecity
    Wednesday August 31st, 2011 at 12:27 PM

    My daughter LOVES pesto with her pasta! I would love to make my own one. Thank you for the recipe!

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    Carrie @ Dittle Dattle
    Wednesday August 31st, 2011 at 01:52 PM

    I just made my first pesto the other day, so I will be sure to add this to my recipe files!! Thanks for sharing.

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    Ashley
    Wednesday August 31st, 2011 at 03:50 PM

    sounds amazing!!!! thanks for sharing:)

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    Madison
    Wednesday August 31st, 2011 at 04:39 PM

    Wow! This looks delicious. I can't wait to try it! Thanks for the recipe. :)

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    Leah
    Wednesday August 31st, 2011 at 05:13 PM

    I'm going to save this recipe for fall – we have rosemary year round, so this will be perfect when I'm missing all the fresh summer veggies.

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    bailey k.
    Thursday September 1st, 2011 at 12:25 AM

    wow sounds amazing! will definitely have to try!

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    June Scott
    Thursday September 1st, 2011 at 04:12 PM

    Sounds delish, Vanessa. I've been looking for some recipes to use up my fresh rosemary. Thanks!

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    ButterYum
    Thursday September 1st, 2011 at 06:58 PM

    Fabulous post – great flavor match made in heaven!

    :)
    ButterYum

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    Adrianne
    Friday September 2nd, 2011 at 07:50 PM

    This looks delicious, thank you for sharing the recipe! I would love it if you would share this post at Freestyle Friday at Happy Hour Projects.

    Hope to see you there ~ Adrianne
    http://www.happyhourprojects.com

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    Jami
    Monday September 5th, 2011 at 02:17 AM

    I adore sun dried tomatoes! Will have to give this recipe a try! Thanks so much for sharing at to the Tuesday To Do Party! Can't wait to see what you've been up to this week!
    Smiles!
    Jami
    http://www.blackberryvine.blogspot.com

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    Renee
    Tuesday September 6th, 2011 at 12:29 AM

    Sounds delicious! I would love to have you share this at my link party over at Rustic Crafts ~ http://rustic-crafts.com

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    Terry
    Thursday September 8th, 2011 at 12:58 PM

    Looks amazing and I have all the ingredients at home. Don't you love when that happens.

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    Danielle
    Friday September 9th, 2011 at 04:11 AM

    All I can say is yum!!

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    Candace @ Candace Creations
    Friday September 9th, 2011 at 04:29 AM

    yum that looks awesome!

    It was great to see you at Scrappy Saturdays, don't forget to come back this weekend!

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    SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime
    Saturday September 10th, 2011 at 05:04 AM

    This wonderful post totally rocked the blog party's success! Thanks for linking up at Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop :)

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    MessyMissy
    Sunday September 11th, 2011 at 02:44 PM

    Aw, yum!!! I'll be pinning this!!!

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    Liz
    Thursday September 22nd, 2011 at 11:38 AM

    YUM! We would love it if you would come share at our very first linky party!
    http://aletteredlife.blogspot.com/2011/09/come-party-with-uslinky-style.html

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    Queen Mattress
    Wednesday December 14th, 2011 at 05:55 AM

    I suggest adding a “google+” button for the blog!
    Hellen

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    mimisuzann
    Saturday January 28th, 2012 at 04:00 AM

    Vanessa, Have you tried freezing this? I make the basil pesto and freeze it so was wondering . Thx will try it and if any is left might try freezing it.

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