• 1  bunch fresh basil leaves (about 1 cup packed)
  • 1/2 -1 cup chili or hatch peppers
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 cup sun-dried tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • Salt & Pepper to taste


Basic pesto not only works on pasta, as a condiment it can take a burger, sandwich or bruschetta to another level. But why settle for basic, why not add some pizzazz with a tang of chili or hatch peppers.

Place basil, peppers, garlic and sun-dried tomatoes in a food processor. Pulse so that the pesto appears like a mix of chopped ingredients. Stir in olive oil, salt and pepper