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Basil Sun-Dried Tomato Spread Recipe

September 17, 2015 ‐ Sylvaine HughsonPosted by ‐ Under: Recipes


This raw colorful spread is quick and easy to prepare and can be used in a variety of ways. The beauty of this recipe is the versatility it offers – whether you choose to use the basil oil as a stand-alone or savor the full sun-dried tomato blend – you will be delighted by the freshness and flavor of the ingredients.  Enjoy!

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Basil Sun-Dried Tomato Spread

Soaking Time: 6 hours
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Yields: 2 cups


For Basil Oil

2 cups packed organic basil

1 cup cold-pressed olive oil

For Basil Walnut- Cashew spread

2 cups raw organic cashews, soaked for six hours and drained

½ cup raw organic walnuts, soaked for six hours and drained

½ cup filtered water

2 tablespoons basil oil

2 cloves garlic

1 teaspoon organic lemon juice

A pinch of Himalayan salt and ground pepper (to taste)

For Basil Sun-Dried Tomato Spread

¼ cup organic sun-dried tomatoes, chopped

1 cup Basil Walnut-Cashew spread


For Basil Oil

Place basil and oil in blender and blend until well combined, then strain.

For Basil Walnut-Cashew spread

Place all ingredients in food processor and process until well blended.

For Sun-Dried Tomato Spread

1. Stir chopped sun-dried tomatoes into spread.

2. Use as a dip or a topping on crackers or veggies.

~Courtesy of Rawmazing by Susan Powers

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