Oil-Free Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto

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Oil-Free Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto – Easy, Healthy, Plant-Based, Gluten-Free, Raw, Quick, Simple, Vegan Dip Spread Recipe

Easy |  Servings: 8  |  Ready In: 5 minutes |  Yield: about 2  cups

Sun-dried tomatoes are bursting with bright flavor for this easy vegan pesto.  Almonds provide a creamy, oil-free base.  This quick plant-based recipe comes together in just 5 minutes.  Spread it on Whole Wheat Flatbread, Chickpea Garden Burgers, or Super Green Quinoa Sliders.

Ingredients

How it’s Done

To make the Oil-Free Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto: In a food processor, combine the almonds, sun-dried tomatoes, nutritional yeast, and water. Puree until creamy, about 1 minute.  Add the remaining ingredients.  Puree 10 seconds, just to bring everything together.
Taste to adjust seasoning.
Serve immediately or refrigerate for up to 7 days.  Freeze for longer.

Yield: about 2 cups

Oil-Free Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto – Easy, Healthy, Plant-Based, Gluten-Free, Raw, Quick, Simple, Vegan Dip Spread Recipe

Chef Katie’s Tips:

Make it Raw: This is a raw vegan recipe.  It can be difficult to find almonds are technically raw, though.  Most have been pasteurized for safety.  You can swap out for raw cashews or macadamia nuts.

For a raw version, you can swap out for raw cashews or macadamia nuts.

Freezer-Friendly: This is a very freezer-friendly recipe.  Make extras and freeze in smaller portions for future meals.

Local and Seasonal Variations: Use this as a template for other pesto flavors. Use up other fresh herbs like parsley, chives, and thyme. Add roasted peppers or chopped olives.

Other Uses: Besides a pesto, use this as a base for pasta sauce.  Add 1/2 – 1 cup water and toss with hot pasta.  This makes for a delicious, creamy sauce.  Also works great on cooked beans, roasted potatoes, and grilled vegetables.


Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts
Servings 8.0
Amount Per Serving
calories 53
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3 g 5 %
Saturated Fat 0 g 1 %
Monounsaturated Fat 2 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg 0 %
Sodium 81 mg 3 %
Potassium 162 mg 5 %
Total Carbohydrate 4 g 1 %
Dietary Fiber 2 g 7 %
Sugars 2 g
Protein 3 g 7 %
Vitamin A 1 %
Vitamin C 2 %
Calcium 2 %
Iron 4 %
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

Shopping List

  • Raw Almonds By Food to Live (Whole, Shelled, Unsalted, Bulk, Kosher) — 8 Ounces
  • Sincerely Nuts Sun Dried Julienne Tomatoes- Two Lb. Bag- Premium Tomato Snack- Sealed for Freshness- Antioxidant Rich- 100% Kosher Certified
  • NOW Nutritional Yeast Flakes,10-Ounce

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