Red Pesto Roasted Veggies
I can eat roasted veggies all day. Roasting gives them so much more depth in flavour and you can add all kinds of spices to make them taste even more scrumptious.
One of the things I love adding to roasted veggies is pesto, more specifically red pesto – which is made using sun-dried tomatoes. It’s something I always try to have in my fridge since I use it in so many ways turn a dish from average or even boring to ‘I can’t stop eating this’ good!
If you’re a vegan or your diet is mainly plant-based like mine, pesto is probably already a staple in your household. It’s definitely a staple in mine! Its uses range form adding to pasta, as a pizza topping, tofu marinate and of course a healthy way to add a ton of flavour to vegetables! Don’t get me wrong, I love the taste of plain vegetables with a pinch of salt and pepper, but it’s nice to spice things up a little from time to time.
You can make a huge batch of this and have it on the side of your main meals or as a main meal with some form of protein like beans, lentils or tofu.
- 280 jar of sun-dried tomatoes
- 1 30g pack of fresh basil
- 1 large garlic clove
- 1/4 cup (35g) raw cashews
- 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
- 3-4 tbsp olive oil
- juice of 1 lemon
- salt and pepper to taste - my jar of sun-dried tomatoes already had salt in there so I didn't need to add any.
- 1 aubergine
- 1 courgette
- 1 red onion
- 2 medium sweet potatoes
- WATCH THE VIDEO ABOVE FOR INSTRUCTIONS
Such a lovely veggie dish! That red pesto is perfect! Nice and deep with flavors!
Love making my own pesto 🙂 Tastes so much better than shop bought in my humble opinion 🙂
Oh this is right up my street. I love roasted veggies too and I love red pesto, so I’ll definitely be giving this recipe a try.
I LOVE roasted veggies too – would never have thought to blitz them up in a pesto. Delicious 🙂
I could NOT stop drooling after seeing these vegetables. I HAVE TO HAVE TO try making this for a nourishing meal ASAP!
that pesto sounds and looks delicious! I have never seen anything like it before I really want to try it YUMMM 😉
I’m exactly the same and could eat roasted veggies all day long, so yummy! Such a great recipe and a lovely idea to blitz them into a pesto.
*with a pesto!
This vegetable dish is beautiful Nadia! The tomato pesto sounds absolutely delicious. I can’t wait to try it!
Roasted veggies are the best, as roasting them totally transforms the flavour. It’s the only way I can easily get my husband to eat them haha.
These veggies look SO good! Roasted is my favorite, and I love the touch of pesto!
Oh my goodness this looks DELICIOUS! I always love your videos 🙂
haha I’m with you – I would eat roasted veggies at every meal! I love em’! This sounds fantastic – so right up my alley!
Thanks for posting incredible vegan dishes!Yummy.
Absolutely loving the idea of making of red pesto. This my kind of dinner platter. I wish could have this for lunch today! 🙂
I seem to have missed out on the sun-dried tomatoes thing. I bought a pack of dried ones once and they were so tough and lacking in flavour, I’ve never bothered with them since. Now I hear everyone talking about how they’re a staple of a vegetarian diet and I’m wondering what I’ve missed! Time to revisit methinks and try making your red pesto. I love pesto, but never tried this one.