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Tuesday, 20 August 2013

@VitamixUK Recipe: Rich Red Pesto

At the weekend our tomato harvest started to come in - and oh my GOODNESS, we have HUNDREDS! To make sure none of them go to waste, I made my first batch of 'sundried' tomatoes which will last us into the winter (you can see my recipe here) and then went on to include some of them in a Vitamix recipe too!

Yes, yesterday I whipped up a really simple red pesto in our beloved Vitamix. It contained only five ingredients and took around 45 seconds to make. Of course you don't need to make your own sundried tomatoes for this recipe - you can buy them if you'd prefer.

Preparation time: 10 seconds
Vitamix time: 45 seconds
Makes: Approx 400g

Two handfuls of tomatoes
One handful of sundried tomatoes
One handful of basil
Garlic to taste (I used two cloves)
A sprig of oregano
A splash of extra version olive oil
(You can also add a red chilli if you like)

What to do.
1. As per all of my Vitamix recipes - put the ingredients into the blender in the order above.
2. Select VARIABLE speed #3.
3. Run for 45 seconds and use the tamper tool if you need to push the ingredients into the blades.

Serve with fresh, filled pasta (ours came from the Italian deli but one day I will attempt to make my own!) smothered with parmesan and a large glass of Barolo.xoxox

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