{rosemary tomato pesto}

August 30, 2011


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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  1. Lindsay @ Delighted Momma says:

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

  2. Life In The Thrifty Lane says:

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

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

  4. Mami Made It says:

    Mmmmmh! Lecker!
    Muss himmlisch schmecken!

  5. Happy in red says:

    Yum, such a good idea!!

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

  7. Vivienne @ the V Spot says:

    This looks great! Pinned, tweeted and stumbled!

  8. Laurie@The Baking Bookworm says:

    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! :)

  9. Audra @ The Kurtz Corner says:

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


  10. Karen @ It's the Suburbs or Bust- Yo! says:

    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!

  11. Seaweed and Raine says:

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

  12. Sewandthecity says:

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

  13. Carrie @ Dittle Dattle says:

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

  14. sounds amazing!!!! thanks for sharing:)

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

  16. 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.

  17. wow sounds amazing! will definitely have to try!

  18. June Scott says:

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

  19. Fabulous post — great flavor match made in heaven!


  20. 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

  21. 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!

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

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

  24. All I can say is yum!!

  25. Candace @ Candace Creations says:

    yum that looks awesome!

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

  26. SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime says:

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

  27. Aw, yum!!! I’ll be pinning this!!!

  28. YUM! We would love it if you would come share at our very first linky party!

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

  30. mimisuzann says:

    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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