Sun-dried Tomato Pesto


1/2 cup (4 ounces) sun-dried tomatoes
2 tablespoons fresh basil, chopped
2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
1 tablespoon garlic , chopped
1/4 cup pine nuts, chopped
3 tablespoons onion, chopped
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon tomato paste
1/3 cup crushed tomatoes
1/2 cup olive oil
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
salt to taste

1. Place sun-dried tomatoes in a bowl and cover with warm water for 5 minutes, or until tender.

2. In a food processor or blender combine sun-dried tomatoes, basil, parsley, garlic, pine nuts and onion; process until well blended. Add vinegar, tomato paste and crushed tomatoes a, process. Stir in olive oil and Parmesan cheese. Season with salt to taste.

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