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Homemade Tomato Pesto

Homemade Tomato Pesto


How is everyone this morning/afternoon/evening?  Wow, we are heading towards the end of October, can you believe it??  I can’t!!   Where did the time go??  Trick or Treating time is just a few days away. 🙂 I personally have no idea. But I am hoping as we are slowly heading towards the end of the year, that next year will be a much happier one for me and my family, and for everyone around the world.

I was making Pasta and Rice for lunch on Saturday and wanted to top it off with something other than sauce.  Actually, I do have a delicious Lemon Sauce recipe but I didn’t have lemons on hand so I made Tomato Pesto with some tomatoes that I picked up a few days ago,  which I absolutely love.  Now, that I think of it I think my next post might just be the Lemon Sauce for Pasta.  Not sure will have to check if I have all the ingredients. hehehhe

I don’t really like to add Basil into my recipes, because I find the taste and smell to be a bit intense. But I did add just a few pieces of Basil into this recipe.  (Now if you enjoy the intense taste then go ahead and add as much as you want) Maybe this is one of the reasons I do not eat Garlic. 

My husband doesn’t like to eat Pesto, so this was a nice opportunity for me to make something I truly enjoy.  I always add a few fresh tomatoes when making my Pesto, and beat it just a few minutes more so that they can combine with the sun dried tomatoes.  You might just like this recipe…a bit different but still tastes gooddddd!!!


Wishing everyone a lovely day and a good week!! 

Homemade Tomato Pesto

A Tomato sauce/dip for Pasta, Rice or dipping fresh bread.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4 people


  • 3 Fresh Tomatoes (peeled)
  • 1/2 cup Feta Cheese
  • 1/2 cup Sun Dried Tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup Basil (dried or fresh)
  • 2 tbsp Pine nuts
  • 3 tbsp Olive Oil
  • Garlic (optional)
  • 1/4 cup Walnuts (optional)


  • Peel fresh tomatoes.
  • Add all the ingredients into a blender or food processor.
  • Beat until combined.
  • I like to add 2 to 3 tablespoons of the oil from the Sun Dried Tomatoes into the mixture and beat for a few minutes. (this is optional)
  • I don't add any extra salt because the Sun Dried Tomatoes are already quite salty.
Keyword Dip


  1. Wow! I love that addition of Feta Cheese 🙂 It must be delicious 🙂 And I always love your presentation 🙂
    Time does fly indeed! Almost end of the year…
    Wish you a wonderful week!

  2. Mmmmm I love a good pesto and this one sounds GREAT Thank you Sophie 🙂 I hope you don’t mind I mentioned you in a post of mine. I usually ask first but this time didn’t even think about it. I was saying how I have been exploring or expanding my foods mainly because of reading your recipes and Megala’s 🙂 If you want I could take take it out 🙂 Sorry for not asking first 🙂

  3. Looks very tasty! Love the addition of Feta cheese here.

  4. Looks very tasty!

  5. I love all forms of pesto! Looks great Sophie 😍

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