tomato pesto on roasted sourdough
The other day at the organic store they sampled a vegan pesto made out of sunflower seeds, it was really delicious, but.. CHF 6.50 for a tiny jar was too much for my taste. So I memorised the ingredients and tried myself at home ;) Sometimes all you gotta do is try..
+ 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
+ 4-5 table spoons tomato paste
+ 5-6 dried tomatoes (oil free ones, not the ones soaked in oil)
+ 2 tea spoon apple cider vinegar
+ 2 tea spoon rapeseed oil (please use a high quality organic one)
+ 1 tea spoon apple pectin (if you cannot find it - use honey instead)
+ 2 tea spoon dried basil
+ 1/2 lemon (juiced)
+ 2 tea spoons paprika
+ 3-4 table spoons water
+ salt & pepper to taste
add all the ingredients to your blender and blend till smooth. You might have to add a little more water.
I served the pesto on toasted rye sourdough bread (Brasciandèla - Bündner Roggensauerteigbrot by John Baker) - AN AMAZING MATCH!!