Fresh Tomato Pesto

I don’t know about you, but when it’s tomato season my garden is OVERFLOWING with tomatoes. I love this time of year but I always reach a point of tomato overload. This recipe for Fresh Tomato Pesto is the best way to use up and preserve the seasons best produce. Try this versatile pesto as a dip with crackers or bread, on pasta, or as pizza sauce.

Fresh Tomato Pesto

Fresh Tomato Pesto
Fresh tomato pesto makes a perfect pizza sauce or addition to a charcuterie board.
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Total Time
10 min
Total Time
10 min
  1. 2 cups tomatoes, roughly chopped
  2. 1/2 cup basil, packed
  3. 1/3 cup almonds
  4. 1/2 cup oil (olive or canola works well)
  5. 1 clove garlic
  6. salt and pepper to taste
  1. Add all ingredients to a food processor and puree until smooth.
  2. Serve immediately or freeze for future use.
  1. Fresh Tomato Pesto makes a great dip, an awesome pizza sauce, and freezes well.
River City Cookery

Still have too many tomatoes on your hands?  Check out our round up of 25 ways to use tomatoes! You could also try roasting them, making fresh salsa, or making caprese bites

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