Notes: Use in one of the cheese tortas or mix with 3 tablespoons olive oil and serve as a spread for bread.

Recipe by Sunset November 2001


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Makes about 3/4 cup


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Instructions Checklist
  • In a bowl, cover tomatoes with boiling water. Let stand until soft, 10 to 15 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, in a 6- to 8-inch frying pan over medium heat, stir pine nuts until golden, about 5 minutes.

  • Drain tomatoes; squeeze out and discard excess liquid. In a food processor, whirl tomatoes, nuts, cheese, basil, and garlic until finely chopped. (Or with a knife, mince tomatoes, nuts, basil, and garlic; put in a bowl and mix in cheese.) Add salt and pepper to taste.

  • Nutritional analysis per tablespoon.

Nutrition Facts

26 calories; calories from fat 54%; protein 1.7g; fat 1.6g; saturated fat 0.5g; carbohydrates 1.9g; fiber 0.7g; sodium 31mg; cholesterol 1.2mg.