Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto

Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto


A bright and tangy homemade vegan pesto made from sun-dried tomatoes. This easy sun-dried tomato pesto only requires 10 minutes and 4 ingredients to make a delicious twist on traditional pesto. It’s perfect for pizza, pasta, bruschetta, and so much more!


Move Over Basil

There is nothing out there that says pesto has to be made strictly out of basil. Pesto by definition means to crush or pound. So why can’t we crush something else to make an intense flavor concentrated sauce?! Sun-dried tomato pesto, it is!

In this recipe, we pureed sun-dried tomatoes with mounds of garlic and pine nuts to produce an amazing sauce that can go with just about anything.

Additionally, this sauce is so much better than any store-bought pesto because you can control just how much oil you but in it. Therefore, it is also much healthier for you!

Finally, feel free to jazz it up with some herbs if you are so inclined, but it’s honestly so good just the way it is!


Get Ready for… Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto!

This plant-based pesto is simple, delicious, and unique. Try it as base for this Shaved Asparagus Pizza recipe, or just spread it on a baguette.  Yum!!!

Lastly, can you think of any other pesto recipes that go against the grain of tradition? Please let us know in the comments!

We hope you have an amazingly flavorful day! Enjoy!


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Jar of sun-dried tomato pesto on a white plate with the ingredients in the background

Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto

  • Author: Meatless Makeovers
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: N/A
  • Total Time: 10 mins
  • Yield: 2 cups 1x
  • Category: Sauce/Condiment
  • Method: Blend
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Diet: Vegan


A bright and tangy homemade vegan pesto that’s super simple! This easy and vibrant sun-dried tomato pesto only requires 10 minutes and 4 ingredients. It’s perfect on pizza, pasta, sandwiches, and so much more!


  • 8oz Sundried Tomatoes
  • 5 Cloves Fresh Garlic
  • 3 Tbsp Pine Nuts
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil (Approximately 1/4 – 1/2 cup)
  • Salt & Pepper (to taste)


  1. Place all the tomatoes, garlic and pine nuts in a blender or food processor.
  2. As the processor runs slowly drizzle in the oil until your desired consistency is acquired.
  3. Store in an air tight container with an extra drizzle of oil on top to keep in freshness.
  4. Enjoy!


Keywords: Vegan Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto





If you are in the mood to try other variations on traditional pesto, check out two of our personal favorites. 🙂


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