Vegan red pesto
This super-quick red pesto with sun-dried tomatoes and basil is from Hurry The Food Up. I can't remember how I originally came across this recipe but it makes for a really great alternative to shop-bought pesto, and it's vegan! I like to keep a supply of empty jars in the cupboard so I can make up large batches of this and give away as gifts. It really is very easy to make as long as you have a food processor or hand blender.
I like to spread it on a little crusty bread, use as a pizza base or stirred through some freshly cooked pasta. Enjoy!
½ cup sun-dried tomatoes in oil
2 cloves garlic
½ cup cashews
3 tbsp olive oil (less if you're using the oil from the tomatoes)
10 tbsp water
Salt & pepper to taste
1 clean jar with a lid
If you want an extra kick add a red chilli
Throw all of the ingredients into a food processor or use a bowl and hand blender to mix.
Blend the ingredients together until you have a smooth paste.
Pour the mixture into a clean jar and refrigerate.
And there you have it! Your very own simple, quick home-made vegan pesto. I told you it was easy didn't I?!