Basil Sun Dried Tomato Pesto

15 Servings
10 min

What is better than a 10 minute homemade delicious pesto? What makes this basil pesto so bold and mouth watering is definitely the sun dried tomatoes. They are a must have, along with the fresh mozzarella. This recipe screams fresh from the basil, garlic cloves, mozzarella to the cilantro all blended together on top of a sliced toasted sourdough baguette. I prefer my bread toasted because I think that crunch gives it something extra and better texture. I have tried this recipe with Brie cheese as well and it is just as good, but I am a fresh mozzarella lover at heart. Try it yourself and enjoy.

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Basil Sun Dried Tomato Pesto

Recipe details

  • 15  Servings
  • Prep time: 5 Minutes Cook time: 5 Minutes Total time: 10 min
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  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro
  • 2 cups fresh basil
  • 1 Tbsp minced garlic or 3 cloves
  • 2 Tsp spicy tomato paste
  • 1 Tsp salt
  • 3 slices of fresh mozzarella
  • 1 Package sun dried tomatoes


Mix all ingredients into a blender.
Serve on top of toasted sourdough baguette or non toasted.


  • Brie cheese is a good alternative to use if you prefer over fresh mozzarella.

Cierra Clark
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