Vegan Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto

September 10, 2018

I adore pesto. It’s packed with flavor, incredibly versatile and the ingredient combinations are seemingly endless. I love to switch it up with different nuts or seeds, spinach or kale, basil or parsley. I could go on and on. And when stirred into pasta, smeared onto sandwiches or dolloped onto cozy soups? It always adds that little bit of something special. And as for this nut-free, vegan sun-dried tomato pesto? Probably my favorite version to date. While it’s certainly not the prettiest pesto on the block, what it lacks for in looks, it most certainly makes up for in taste. Packed with sun-dried tomatoes, sunflower seeds and a touch of balsamic vinegar, it’s the perfect complement to just about any dish. Or heck, even smeared on a piece of toast. Because of the sun-dried tomatoes, I find that I don’t need as much salt as I typically use in pesto. Start with just a pinch and add more at the end as needed. You could also absolutely add in some nutritional yeast to give the pesto a bit of that cheesy flavor (without the actual dairy), but the sun-dried tomatoes give this so much oomph, that I find I don’t […]

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