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Pesto Rosso

Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto known as “Pesto Rosso” is a bright red Italian pasta sauce.
Our Homemade version tastes so much better than any pre-made jar.

Pesto Rosso

Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto known as “Pesto Rosso” is a bright red italion pasta sauce.
Our Home made version tastes so much better than any pre made jar.
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Course Dinner
Servings 4 people


  • Pestle and mortar or a mini chopper
  • A bowl
  • 1 clean sharp scissors


  • 200 g sundried tomatoes Jar
  • 4 roasred red peppers Jar
  • 2 tbsp Tomato Paste
  • 1 tbsp dried oragano
  • 60 g pine nuts
  • 1 bunch fresh basil leaves
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 400 g pasta spaghetti, linguine, tagliatelle
  • 50 g parmesan grated


  • Ask your adult to boil your pasta according to the directions on the packet
  • Add the pine nuts to the pestle and mortar and crush them until to have fine crumbs
    and then add them to your bowl
  • Drain the sundried reserving a tablespoon of the oil
  • Cut each sundried tomato in half and add to the pestle and mortar,
  • Break down the tomatoes by pounding them for 5 minutes, then add them to the pine nuts
  • With your scissors cut your 4 roasted red peppers add those to the pestle and mortar and work them the same way you did with the tomatoes then add the bowl
  • Add the 2 tablespoons of tomato paste and dried oregano to the bowl and give a good mix
  • Pour in the oil to loosen the mix and bring it together

Or you can add the ingdrdents above to a mini chopper and blend

  • Snip the fresh basil and add to the bowl and season with a little salt and pepper
  • Grate in 50g of Parmesan cheese and mix well.



This pesto will keep up to a week in an airtight container.
add a tablespoon at a time to your cooked drained pasta and taste add more or less to your own taste
spaghetti, linguine, and tagliatelle work best for pesto but you make the rules guys! Use whatever you like
Serve mixed through freshly cooked pasta with a little more Parmesan and a basil leaf on top. 
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