Pesto Alla Trapanese (Pesto With Tomato and Almonds)

READY IN: 10mins
Recipe by Kumquat the Cats fr

Posted for Zaar World Tour 2005. A version of Italian pesto sauce. Who doesn't like basil? My BF strangely enough, although I try to sneak it in when he's not looking. I figured 1/4 cup sauce for 1/4 lb. cooked pasta. From Vegetarian Times Cooks Mediterranean. Have not tried this yet. Update - Tried this recipe, and it was awesome and very easy! I even tried making it without the almonds, and it made a great low fat traditional pesto. I strongly recommend this recipe to all pesto lovers.

Top Review by Kaarin

Loved the almonds in this! Very nice texture and flavor-we enjoyed this over venison tenderloin (we've had a LOT of pasta lately!) I made it in the blender and it was speedy. Thanks Kumquat!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Score tomatoes by cutting a small 'X' on the bottom of each. Drop in boiling water 1-2 minutes until the skins loosen. Drain and rinse under cold water. Use a paring knife to remove skins. Slice tomatoes in half and scoop out seeds with spoon. Chop.
  2. Place tomatoes, almonds, basil and garlic in a blender, food processer, or mortar. Drizzle in the olive oil and blend, process or grind with pestle until pureed to the desired consistency (almonds should still be a bit crunchy).
  3. Add salt and pepper and serve over cooked pasta.

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