Thermomix red pepper and sun-dried tomato pesto

I first tried a version of this red pepper and sun-dried tomato pesto at Licorish Bistro. It was so delicious (I had to try stop myself from eating it all). After that, I just knew I had to find the recipe or at least as close to the recipe as possible.

After a lot of online searching, I came across this recipe for red pepper and sun-dried tomato pesto. Which I obviously adapted slightly to my personal taste…and it is now one of my favourite accompaniments, as it goes with just about anything. I have had it on bread, savoury biscuits, different meats, you name it – it will work!

Top tips:

  • This is so easy and can be made in just minutes. It actually takes longer to de-seed the red pepper than actually make the pesto.
  • You can make it in a food processor, as easily as I made mine in the Thermomix.
  • Warning – it is addictive and delicious and you will want to eat it all!
  • If you want a slightly different but still delicious flavour, then roast the red pepper first – the only thing is don’t put all the oil in, otherwise it will be a very thin and runny pesto – unless you want that!
  • I also like the flavour of a teaspoon of Worcestershire Sauce adds to the red pepper and sun-dried tomato pesto – try it…you won’t be sorry!
Red pepper and sundried tomato pesto made in the Thermomix (TM5)

Red pepper and sun-dried tomato pesto made in the Thermomix (TM5)

Red Pepper and Sundried Tomato Pesto

Ingredients

  • 1 red pepper, de-seeded & quartered
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 150 g raw cashews
  • 1 packet sundried tomatoes (155 g)
  • 20 g olive oil
  • 3 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 50 g Parmesan cheese

Method

  1. Place all ingredients in the Thermomix mixing bowl.
  2. Put your machine into Turbo mode and and set to the shortest Turbo time.
  3. Press Turbo 3 - 5 times, checking the consistency as you go. I prefer mine slightly chunky but if you prefer a finer salsa texture, then just whizz it up a few more time until you are happy with the consistency.
  4. Serve immediately or refrigerate until ready to use.
http://allthingspretty.co.za/thermomix-red-pepper-and-sun-dried-tomato-pesto/

Red pepper and sundried tomato pesto made in the Thermomix (TM5)

Red pepper and sun-dried tomato pesto made in the Thermomix (TM5)

  1 comment for “Thermomix red pepper and sun-dried tomato pesto

  1. 20 March 2015 at 12:22 am

    Oh boy, this is my kind of recipe! It looks great, but best of all, I can see from the ingredients that it has a very “moreish” somewhat umami quality — two thumbs up from a fellow Thermomix fan, in Canada 🙂

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