This is a wonderful healthy spread – ideally for topping onto oat cakes, gluten free or paleo breads. You can also use it as a dip with vegetable sticks. So easy to assemble as it makes use of store cupboard ingredients.
Difficulty – Easy
Time – 10 minutes.
Serves – 6-8
What’s good about it?
This is a fabulous antioxidant packed recipe. Tomatoes are a great source of lycopene known for its cancer protective properties and supporting bone health. Both tomatoes and red peppers are packed with vitamin C to support immune function and great for healthy skin and joints as vitamin C is important for production of collagen.
- Place the tomatoes, pepper and garlic in a food processor and process until finely chopped.
- Add the nuts, yeast flakes, basil and tomato paste and pulse to chop finely. Add a little oil from the tomato jar to create a thick pesto.
- Spread on the oatcakes or toasted bread
Did you Know?
Nutritional yeast flakes are a great addition to dips and dressings and provides a delicious tangy, slightly cheesy flavour to vegan dishes. Nutritional yeast flakes are rich in B vitamins making it an ideal energising, nutrient rich addition to recipes.
200g / 7oz jar sun dried tomatoes in oil, drained (retain the oil)
1 roasted red pepper from a jar, drained, about 50g
1 garlic clove, crushed
50g / 2 oz pine nuts, toasted
50g / 2 oz walnut halves, toasted
2 tbsp nutritional yeast flakes
2tbsp chopped basil leaves
1tsp sun dried tomato paste
Freshly ground black pepper