Combine water and pepper in a small bowl or custard cup. Cover with plastic wrap; vent. Microwave at high 45 seconds or until mixture boils. Cool completely. Drain mixture through a sieve over a small bowl, reserving liquid; discard pepper.
Drop the garlic cloves through the food chute with food processor on, and process until minced. Add the sun-dried tomatoes, and pulse until minced, scraping sides of bowl occasionally. Place the tomato mixture in a medium bowl. Stir in the reserved water, cheese, nuts, and canned tomatoes.