This pesto requires no cooking (other than pasta for serving). Ingredients include sun-dried tomatoes which provide a deep, rich tomato flavor, pine nuts, garlic, chile flakes and balsamic vinegar.
Add all ingredients except vinegar and pepper in a food processor. Pulse until the mixture forms a smooth paste. Scrape into a small bowl and stir in vinegar. Taste and add pepper to your taste.
The pesto can be stored in a tightly-sealed container, refrigerated for up to 4 days.
To use with pastaCook pasta and reserve 1/2 cup pasta water. Add pasta to pesto in a large bowl and toss. Add reserved water as needed.