Tag Archives: Sun Dried Tomato Pesto

Flavor Packed Pasta with Homemade Sun Dried Tomato Pesto

Standard
Flavor Packed Pasta with Homemade Sun Dried Tomato Pesto

Ever since I made homemade sun dried tomato pesto for my BLT recipe redo, I have been craving it like you wouldn’t believe. Not only is the pesto easy to make but it is super tasty and hearty. Matt loves to eat pasta and would eat it as often as I cook it, but I’m not a huge pasta fan myself. However, since he’s been traveling all week I wanted to throw something together for a quick, healthy lunch. I have recently reorganized my pantry and have found that we somehow acquire an overabundance of half filled pasta boxes. In order to free up so much needed space, I have started to cut the name of the pasta and cooking time off the box and store them in individual plastic bags. It has freed up a lot of space and I can’t believe that I didn’t think of it sooner!

I hope you enjoy the pesto as much as I do! I’m sure I will be coming up with more recipes in the near future to feature my new favorite ingredient!

The Ingredients:

  • Sun dried tomatoes
  • Olive oil 
  • Dried basil
  • Fresh Garlic
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Salt & pepper
  • Your favorite pasta–I used Cellentani

Read the rest of this entry

BLT Recipe Redo. Modern Twist. Divine Results.

Standard
BLT Recipe Redo. Modern Twist. Divine Results.

Who doesn’t love a good BLT?

Well…I don’t because I hate tomatoes….and mayonnaise….with a passion. So maybe I don’t love BLTs in a traditional sense–but this recipe I came up with is more than fantastic. It’s delectable.

Let me set the recipe redo stage for you:

  • Brown sugar & cracked black pepper center cut bacon
  • Low fat mozzarella cheese
  • Avocado
  • Spinach
  • And the star of the sandwich–homemade sun dried tomato pesto
I almost wish that I would have made an extra sandwich to keep in the fridge for later. Give this recipe a shot–but don’t make the mistake I did–make a few extra sandwiches.

The Ingredients:

Necessary equipment: food processor 

  • Center cut bacon
  • Brown sugar
  • Avocado
  • Spinach
  • Cheese of your liking 
  • Whole grain bread 
  • Sun dried tomatos
  • Fresh cloves of garlic 
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Olive oil
  • Salt & fresh cracked black pepper