Tomato, Basil and Sesame Pesto

5 from 6 votes
Total Time 15 mins
Course Dinner
Cuisine European
Servings 3 people
Calories 113 kcal


  • 200 g Dried tomatoes in oil
  • 2 Garlic cloves
  • 1 bunch Basil
  • 30 g Freshly grated Parmesan
  • 1 tbsp Toasted sesame seeds
  • Salt and pepper


  • Peel off the garlic cloves and cut into large pieces. Pluck the basil leaves from the stalks. Finely puree the dried tomatoes with the oil, garlic cloves and basil with a blender.
  • Mix in the freshly grated Parmesan and about 1-2 tablespoons of sesame seeds, season with salt and pepper. Fill into glasses (1 glass 250 ml and 1 small glass 50 ml). Goes with: spaghetti or toasted white bread. Shelf life: 8-10 months in the refrigerator.


Serving: 100gCalories: 113kcalCarbohydrates: 3.3gProtein: 6gFat: 8.4g
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Written by John Myers

Professional Chef with 25 years of industry experience at the highest levels. Restaurant owner. Beverage Director with experience creating world-class nationally recognized cocktail programs. Food writer with a distinctive Chef-driven voice and point of view.

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