2020 Pestos #2: Asda Extra Special Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto

I was expecting big things from this pesto, because its green equivalent (to be logged soon) is one of my very favourite pestos of all time. The tomato version doesn’t quite reach the same heights, but it’s still a very respectable offering.

Asda Extra Special Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto
Asda Extra Special Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto.

The tomato taste in this pesto is nice and rich, and it feels like a luxury option. The only thing I would change is that it’s a little too oily – I would hold up the Sacla equivalent (also to be logged soon) as the gold standard for oil level in a tomato pesto, while most supermarket luxury range pestos such as this one tend to go with the ‘floating in oil’ effect. It doesn’t spoil the taste though!

A very different type of pesto next time.

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