Use this simple, versatile, flavor-packed condiment as a spread for crostini, a base for pizza or a sauce for pasta. Also consider as a stuffing for chicken breasts and roulades or stirred into risotto. For a salad dressing, thin with extra virgin olive oil and a splash of vinegar.
Prep time: 0 min
Cook time: 5 min
Total time: 5 min
Makes 4 servings
Blanch tomatoes for 1 minute in boiling water; drain.
Combine tomatoes, basil, pine nuts, garlic and sugar in food processor or blender. Process until mixture is finely ground. Slowly drizzle in olive oil with machine running, and continue to process until mixture has consistency of smooth paste.
Transfer mixture to bowl and stir in Parmesan cheese. Add salt and pepper to taste.