Homemade tomato pesto
Homemade tomato pesto made from sun dried tomatoes make a perfect pesto with a strong taste of summer.
While waiting for renewed growth, it is time for preserves, and one of the best are tomatoes from last summer, salted and dried in the sun for a couple of days, before being stored away in a dark cupboard, and taken out whenever a dish could do with a massive injection of warm summerdays.
Just before Christmas I receive an sms from Italy telling me that now is the time to put the tomatoes sott’olio, so they have been given a boil and covered in home grown olive oil along with a clove of garlic and a spring of mint. Amazingly simple.
The same goes for this homemade tomato pesto, which can med used as a pasta sauce or as a reinforcement to other tomato based sauces. A true life saver with a hungry family and an empty fridge.