Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto (With Basil And Cheese)

Product Weight:
6.35 oz.


DeLallo Simply Pesto® Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto with Basil and Cheese is an authentic Italian sauce ready to brighten all of your favorite kitchen creations. This homestyle pesto features sweet sun-dried tomatoes, Italian basil leaves and Pecorino Romano cheese alongside crunchy pine nuts, herbs and spices blended together in our signature Italian Olive Oil. Boasting an herbaceous sun-dried tomato flavor, our traditional Italian pesto is the perfect sauce for a quick-and-easy weeknight pasta.

Pesto is a traditional Italian sauce that is best enjoyed uncooked, or “crudo,” as we say in Italy. No pre-heating or cooking necessary! Just a generous spoonful accents everything from pasta and paninis to marinades and dressings.

  • Made in Italy.
  • Features sweet sun-dried tomatoes, fresh basil and nutty Pecorino Romano cheese.
  • Blended with our signature Italian olive oil.
  • Bold, flavorful raw sauce with no cooking necessary.
  • Quick-and-easy pasta sauce and gourmet ingredient.

Kitchen and Usage Tips:

Our Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto is a traditional Italian sauce best enjoyed uncooked, or “crudo” in Italian. Pesto is the perfect no-heat sauce for a quick weeknight dinner, but it is also a gourmet ingredient with a myriad of uses in the kitchen. Mix pesto with extra virgin olive oil to create sauces for pizzas, grilled flatbreads and pasta. Use pesto as an herbaceous marinade. With just a spoonful or two, brighten up creamy dips and dressings. Spread on sandwiches, subs and paninis. Finish roasted or grilled veggies.

Frequently Asked Questions:

What is sun-dried tomato pesto? 

Traditionally, pesto is thought of as a “green sauce”—an Italian sauce made with chopped or crushed basil and olive oil, but there are many variations of pesto. The word “pesto” comes from the verb meaning “to crush.” Our Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto is a bold, bright sauce made with the crushing and blending of ingredients to include sweet sun-dried tomatoes, fresh basil, Pecorino Romano cheese, olive oil and crunchy pine nuts. Most often, homemade pesto is made in a food processor, but classically, a mortar and pestle was used. Pesto is meant to be enjoyed in its raw form, so there is no cooking necessary. As a pasta sauce, simply toss with hot cooked pasta and serve. As a ready-to-use gourmet ingredient, pesto brings life to dips, dressings, marinades, pizzas, sauces and more.

What is sun-dried tomato pesto made of?

DeLallo Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto is made with sun-dried tomatoes, fresh basil leaves, Pecorino Romano sheep’s milk cheese, crunchy pine nuts, herbs and spices.

Is tomato pesto the same as sun-dried tomatoes?

In most cases, tomato pesto appears to be the same as sun-dried tomato pesto.

Can I use sun-dried tomato pesto instead of tomato paste?

No, sun-dried tomato pesto and tomato paste are two very different products. Tomato paste is a thick, concentrated tomato sauce made by cooking down tomatoes for hours to reduce the water content. Sun-dried tomato pesto is a raw sauce made with tomatoes that have been left to dry out in the sun for a smoky, sweet flavor and chewy texture. Pesto combines these with olive oil, cheese, etc.

What is the difference between sun-dried tomato pesto and traditional (regular) pesto?

The biggest difference between sun-dried tomato pesto and traditional basil pesto is the addition of sun-dried tomatoes. Traditional basil pesto is green, as its focus is a ton of fresh basil leaves. While DeLallo Simply Pesto® Sun-Dried Tomato includes fresh basil and some of the same ingredients, the feature is the beloved sunny-sweet sun-dried tomato. Both are crushed raw sauces featuring bold flavors and fresh ingredients.

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