Stocking Up Bottles Of Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto Sauce For Christmas

Sundried Tomato Pesto Sauce

Sundried Tomato Pesto Sauce 2

It is really expensive to buy sun-dried tomato pesto sauce bottles off the shelves of supermarkets. It costs more than five dollars just for a small bottle of the sauce. Worse is that I cannot even make one and a half serving worth of spaghetti with a small bottle. Buying these sauces for meals is a form of luxury that I indulge in only about once or twice a year.

Honestly, it isn’t really cheap to be making my own tomato pesto sauce at home too. However, there still is some cost-savings involved because for the same amount of money that I spend on buying these ready-made sauces, I could prepare about thrice as much sauce and even store them at home for use later. It’s probably a good Christmas gift to make for friends and family members too.


  • Sun-dried tomatoes: 2 bottles (400g)
  • Parmesan cheese: 125g
  • Garlic: 2 cloves, peeled
  • Basil leave: 2 cups, washed
  • Lemon juice: 1/2 of 1 small lemon
  • Extra virgin olive oil: 1/2 cup + extra for storage
  • Salt: 2 tsp
  • Ground blackpepper: 1 tsp


  1. Blend all the ingredients together till a smooth paste forms.
  2. To serve: Add into spaghetti as main serving sauce. There is no need to add in any more condiments (salt, oil) thereafter.
  3. To store: Spoon into bottles till almost full. Top up remaining space with olive oil for freezing or storage in the fridge.

Sundried Tomato Pesto Sauce 3


  • Add pine nuts to blend with the sauce to give a nutty flavour. This would make the colour of the pesto sauce a lot creamier and lighter too.
  • Refer to ‘Making Basil Pesto Sauce The Nuttiest Way‘ to learn how to make the original basil pesto sauce.

5 small bottles (for about 10 servings of spaghetti)

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