There are many types of pesto. The most known is the pesto Genovese, or simply, pesto. There is a very popular red one, that includes tomato and that is known as pesto Siciliana.
The recipe is:
- 1/2 cup of sun-dried tomatoes, drained & chopped
- 3 cups of fresh basil
- 3 garlic cloves
- 1/2 cup of fresh grated Romano or Parmesan cheese
- 1/2 cup of pine nuts
- 1/2 cup of olive oil
- 1/2 teaspoon of salt
- 1/4 teaspoon of freshly ground pepper.