Nothing like the heady fragrance and taste of summer like fresh basil, even in the middle of winter. Basil is one of those herbs that absolutely will not keep it’s flavor if dried, and the best way to preserve it is in olive oil.
Roasted Tomato Pesto is easy to make and can be used on pastas, sandwiches, in soups, or as a spread. Best of all, it can be made with tomatoes you have roasted yourself, making it a great way to use leftover tomatoes from the garden.
I cannot say for sure if it is a pesto, a spread or a dip! I would call it a bit of everything because you can easily spread it on a piece of toasted bread and enjoy it with a glass of fresh white wine.