Yo mama’s Sun-Dried Tomato-Basil Pesto

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sun-dried tomato basil pesto
Health Benefits of eating sun-dried tomatoes?
  • a good source of antioxidants
  • heart health
  • strong bones
  • It lower blood pressure
  • amenia
  • sources of minerals, especially potassium and magnesium
  • a source of vitamins, especially vitamin K and niacin

For more information on health benefits of tomatoes ~ http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=44

Antioxidants in Sun-Dried Tomatoes vs. Raw Tomatoes ~ http://healthyeating.sfgate.com/antioxidants-sundried-tomatoes-vs-raw-tomatoes-2392.html

Ingredients
  • 2 clove raw garlic (or) 4 – 5 cloves of roasted garlic
  • sea salt & fresh ground pepper to taste
  • a little pepperoncini
  • 1/3 cup of raw pine nuts/pistachios/cashews (I used raw cashews)!
  • 1/3 jar of organic sun-dried tomato
  • a handful fresh basil leaves
  • add a few fresh oregano leaves (optional)
  • 1/3 + cup of first pressed, cold press, extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 plum tomato blanched, peeled and seeded
  • Some pecorino/romano/parmesan cheese (or) Braggs nutritional yeast

》Place ingredients in a small food processor and blend a few times to get the right texture for a spread/pesto-paste.

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Makes a great spread on a nice slice of oven toasted artesian bread, put on a rice/corn cake cracker, or on a pasta noodle of your choice. Delish!

Bon Appetit!  :)

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