How to make:

Red Pesto - Pesto Rosso

With sun-dried tomatoes and pickled peppers

Rotes Pesto
Rotes Pesto


Prep Time
10 Minutes

Total time
10 Minutes

When you need to get food on the table asap, most of us often go for the basics - for example pasta with pesto. This recipe for red pesto is almost as easy as grabbing it from the store. With just a few ingredients you can make a wonderful base for pasta, but also for risotto and other dishes. Give it a try! And if you still need more pesto inspo, check out my Avocado Pesto.

Ingredients for 2 servings of Red Pesto:

30g Pickled peppers
30g Sun-dried tomatoes
25g Parmesan cheese
1 Onion
2 Garlic cloves
15g Walnuts
Some lemon juice
Some lemon zest
2tbsp Basil

As toppings: Capers, black olives

Pesto pürieren

30g Paprika · 30g Tomatoes · 25g Parmesan · 1 Onion · 2 Garlic cloves · 15g Walnuts · Lemon juice · Lemon zest · 2tbsp Basil · Pepper

For this red pesto, simply blend all ingredients in a blender to the desired consistency. 

Pesto mit Pasta

Pasta · Pasta water

If you're making pasta, cook it according to package directions until almost al dente. Keep some of the pasta water. Warm up the pesto, add the pasta water and let the pasta finish perfectly.

Rotes Pesto square

Capers · Black olives

Serve with capers and black olives.

Rotes Pesto
Rotes Pesto
Rotes Pesto

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