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Tomato Basil Pesto

With tomatoes, almonds, and spinach, this sauce puts a unique spin on classic pesto and makes a great topping for fresh-cooked pasta.

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Ingredients

  • 120 ml (½ cup) extra virgin olive oil
  • 730 g (4 large) tomatoes, halved
  • 20 g (½ cup) fresh basil leaves
  • 15 g (½ cup) fresh spinach
  • 6 small garlic clove, peeled
  • 1 teaspoon salt, optional
  • 145 g (1 cup) blanched almonds
  • 1 pinch ground black pepper

Directions

  1. Place olive oil, half of tomatoes, basil, fresh spinach, garlic, salt, almonds, and black pepper into the Vitamix container in the order listed and secure the lid.
  2. Start the blender on its lowest speed, then quickly increase to its highest speed, using the tamper to press ingredients toward the blades.
  3. Blend for 10-15 seconds. Stop machine and remove lid.
  4. Add in remaining tomatoes and secure lid. Select Variable 4.
  5. Pulse 10-15 times using the tamper to press the ingredients towards the blades.

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