Sun Dried Cherry Tomato Pesto

  • 4 oz sun-dried cherry tomatoes tomato pesto
  • 1 Tb tomato paste
  • 2 Tb chopped basil
  • ½ cup crushed tomatoes
  • 2 Tb chopped parsley
  • ¼ cup red wine
  • 1 Tb chopped garlic
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • ¼ cup chopped pine nuts
  • ½ cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 3 Tb. chopped onion
  • 1 t salt to taste
  • ¼ cup balsamic vinegar

Place sun-dried tomatoes in bowl and cover with warm water for 6 minutes or until tender. In a food processor/blender, mix sun-dried tomatoes, basil, parsley, garlic, pine nuts and onion until well-blended. Add vinegar, tomato paste, crushed tomatoes and red wine, then process. Stir in olive oil and parmesan cheese. Season with salt to taste.