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Cherry Tomato Pesto

Sad to say, we just may be coming to the tail-end of our beloved Sun Gold tomato plant’s bounty. However, inspired by In Her Chucks’ delicious-sounding recipe for cherry tomato pesto, I suggested we add it to the weekend lunch menu. The hubby beat me to the punch and Googled a recipe, so he gets chef credit here.

Regardless, it was delicious both ways we enjoyed it: first tossed with pasta and topped with additional parmesan for lunch, and then spread onto a grilled cheese sandwich for dinner the next night.

Pasta with cherry tomato pesto


If you are lucky enough to have late-season cherry tomatoes, I highly recommend it.

Cherry Tomato Pesto
  • ¾ cup basil leaves
  • 2 Tbsp parmesan cheese, grated
  • ½ cup walnut pieces
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ⅛ cup olive oil
  1. Combine the basil leaves, parmesan, walnuts, cherry tomatoes, garlic, and lemon juice in a food processor. Pulse until well chopped and combined.
  2. Add the salt and drizzle in the olive oil while the processor is running, and mix until smooth.
  3. Taste and adjust seasonings.


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3 Thoughts on “Cherry Tomato Pesto

  1. I just love that you got the tommy-toes this late in the year. As usual, that looks glorious.
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  2. Love the idea of spreading it on grilled cheese! Will have to try that with my next batch of cherry tomato pesto 🙂

    Thanks for sharing and linking up…
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