- 20 yellow sun-dried tomatoes
- 3 garlic cloves
- 3/4 cup olive oil
- 1/4 tsp salt
- handful of chopped parsley and basil
- 1 chili small pepper (optional)
one of my favorite things to make during the summer is pesto. herbs are everywhere. in your garden, farmers markets and even in your grocery. basil to me is a summer herb. picking basil leaves off a plant is a mind altering experience. the smells, the sweetness, it’s an indescribable feeling eating your first basil of the season (especially when warm tomatoes are nearby).
a couple weeks back i came across yellow sun-dried tomatoes at tarrymarket that left me speechless. the very helpful man in the produce department insisted i try it right then and there. i was sold. yellow sun-dried tomatoes are very fragrant, they taste like they had just been picked off the vine. these little yellow gems were not only sweet but brought you back to the middle of august…working in the garden while the sun was beating down on your back.
as well as enjoying these little yellow pieces of heaven on sandwiches with hummus and greens we also made pesto. i couldn’t help myself. we used it over pasta, on bread, and even on mushrooms.
- in a food processor, pulse all of the ingredients to your desired consistency.