Yield 1 cup
1/2 cup red bell pepper, seeded, cored, roasted & roughly chopped(store bought work perfectly well)
1/4 cup sundried tomato packed in oil, drained & roughly chopped
1/4 cup walnuts or pine nuts
2 garlic cloves, chopped
1/4 cup parmesan, grated
1 tablespoon Taste #5 Bomba! XXX tomato paste
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped
1/4 cup fresh spinach, chopped
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
In a blender or food processor add the garlic cloves and walnuts; pulse until the mixture resembles a coarse meal. Toss in the roasted red peppers, olive oil, Bomba! XXX, basil, spinach, parmesan, red pepper flakes and paprika and blend until the is smooth, about 1 minute. Salt to taste. Refrigerate until ready to use.
NOTE: This will hold in the refrigerator for 2-3 days, but the flavor begins to go off if held too long. We have successfully frozen this and other pesto but only for a few months.