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Vegan Sun Dried Tomato Pesto Recipe

What you need: 

1/4 cup pecans
15 sun-dried tomatoes, whole
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup water
black pepper, to taste
1/2 (16-ounce) package Kamut fusili, or other whole grain pasta, cooked according to package directions
5 sun-dried tomatoes, chopped
1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
1 cup lettuce leaves, shredded

What you do: 

1. Place pecans in a 350 degree F oven for 5 minutes, or until lightly toasted.
2. Pesto: In a food processor or blender, place half of the toasted nuts, whole sun-dried tomatoes, oil, water, and pepper; puree until smooth.
3. In a bowl, toss the cooked pasta, remaining pecans, chopped dun-dried tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, and lettuce.
4. Dress pasta mixture with the pesto.
Source of recipe: To watch a free video of me making this sun dried tomato pesto recipe, so I can show you the exact techniques that will make the perfect recipe, go to http://www.healthyveganrecipes.net/video/sun-dried-tomato-pesto-recipe

Preparation Time: 
10 minutes, Cooking time: 35 minutes
Cooking Time: 
35 minutes
Servings: 
2 to 3
Recipe Category: 

SO HOW'D IT GO?

This sounds AMAZING.. I adore sun dried tomatoes and have a lot, so this is going to be dinner tomorrow.. Thank you :)

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Veganhealthy, I've seen many of your recipes and a couple of your videos and they're great. One thing I'd like to ask about is why so many of your recipes have the word 'vegan' in the title? Especially on a site like this which is all vegan it is a bit redundant. (This reminds me, I still need to communicate this to VegNews as well). I've come to believe that we should talk about and promote what the food is, not notate what is different about it or what it lacks compared to more mainstream recipes. Let us celebrate food, put the focus back on it and this can help us further the cause for more healthy, ethical food choices.

Even back in the day when I was still eating eggs and dairy but not meat I remember the reactions of so many people were negative when the word 'vegetarian' was used. Now it is the same for the word 'vegan.' When I prepare food I don't make any distinctions unless people ask and then I tell them how I made the dish so that they may get some education and keep their attention on the food.

Just wanted to put this little tidbit out there as food for thought. Bad pun, I know :D Keep up the good work, girl!

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