Sun-Dried Tomato Pistou

Sun-dried tomatoes, fresh basil, and garlic blended in olive oil until smooth. This Sun-Dried Tomato Pistou is delicious and so simple to make with only five ingredients.

Sun-Dried Tomato Pistou | Cooking with a Wallflower

This sun-dried tomato pistou. Look at its vibrancy.

I can’t even begin to describe how good it tastes.

If you love fresh pesto and sun-dried tomatoes, this is definitely something you have to try. Soon.

Sun-Dried Tomato Pistou | Cooking with a Wallflower

I confess. I had no idea what pistou was until about a month ago when I ordered arborio rice with pistou from Farmstead. And that’s only after I looked it up online.

Pistou is a variation of pesto that originated from France. In pesto, you have fresh basil, olive oil, pine nuts, garlic, and parmesan. In pistou, you really only need basil, garlic, and olive oil. Apparently, pesto varies from region to region depending on the ingredients that are available, which makes sense, and the name changes too. The area where pistou originated from didn’t have nuts so it was omitted from the sauce.

But no matter which you’re trying to make, pesto or pistou, the ingredients are simple and easy to obtain. Plus, you can blend them together in less than 5 minutes.

Sun-Dried Tomato Pistou | Cooking with a Wallflower

I wanted something different this time to eat with my pasta.

This version of pistou includes sun-dried tomatoes. And oh my gosh, you really really need to give this a try ASAP.

The slight tartness of sun-dried tomatoes blended with fresh basil is soo delicious. You can eat it with pasta, on toast, on crackers, as a dip. The possibilities are endless.

Sun-Dried Tomato Pistou | Cooking with a Wallflower

You want to use sun-dried tomatoes that are packed in oil. But I drained the oil before using it.

Sun-Dried Tomato Pistou | Cooking with a Wallflower

Add the sun-dried tomatoes, fresh basil leaves, olive oil, a clove of garlic, and salt to a food processor or a blender. You can start with about a 1/4 teaspoon salt and add more to taste. Process or blend them until they become smooth to your liking.

Sun-Dried Tomato Pistou | Cooking with a Wallflower

That’s it.

Less than 5 minutes to prep and make.

So what are you waiting for?

Make a fresh batch of these sun-dried tomato pistou for your next snack or meal.

Enjoy!

Sun-Dried Tomato Pistou | Cooking with a Wallflower

 

Sun-Dried Tomato Pistou
 
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Sun-dried tomatoes, fresh basil, and garlic blended in olive oil until smooth. This Sun-Dried Tomato Pistou is delicious and so simple to make with only five ingredients.
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Recipe type: Sauce
Serves: about 1 cup
Ingredients
  • 1 cup sun-dried tomatoes in oil, drained
  • 1 cup fresh basil leaves
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • ⅓ cup olive oil
  • ¼ + ⅛ teaspoon salt
Directions:
  1. Add all the ingredients into a food processor or blender, then process or blend them until they become smooth to your liking.

 

29 comments

  1. Marilyn Albright says:

    I served this pistou with some crackers at a recent dinner with friends, and everyone loved it! I used the oil from the tomatoes for the oil in the recipe, as it was the exact amount.
    Thanks, I’ll definitely be making this again!

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