Tomato Pesto &
Emmentaler Cheese Turnovers

With my left over Emmentaler Cheese I made these savory turnovers.
Adding a tomato pesto it made an easy and delicious lunch for my family.
I used Pepperidge Farms' Puff Pastry and a homemade Tomato Pesto. For puff pastry directions and oven temperatures you can visit there web site here. For an easy Tomato Pesto you can find the recipe below.

Sun Dried Tomato Pesto
(adapted from At Home With Magnolia)

1/2 cup packed Fresh Basil leaves (roughly chopped)
1/4 cup Italian Parsley (roughly chopped)
1/2 cup pine nuts
4 garlic cloves
1 tsp lemon zest
1/4 tsp kosher salt
1 generous packed cup sun-dried tomatoes in oil
1/4 cup grated Parmigianno Regianno
1 cup olive oil

Drain your sun dried tomatoes, lightly rinse them, and then pat them dry with a paper towel.
In a food processor, combine the basil, pine nuts, garlic, lemon zest, and salt. Process until coarsely chopped.
Add the sun dried tomatoes and Parmigianno Reggiano cheese and process until the tomatoes are coarsely chopped.
Now stream in the olive oil slowly and process until the pesto comes together.
Serve immediately or store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 6 weeks.

I have been traveling for the past few weeks and haven't been able to catch up on blog reading.. I look forward to commenting on all of your wonderful recipes and writings.. till then, have a wonderful Easter and Passover celebration!

Ciao, abbracci e baci e Buon Appetito!!


tasteofbeirut said...

You know I have never tried a tomato pesto; it looks mighty good in that turnover, tangy and mellow at the same time!

Joanne said...

These sound and look delicious. You can never go wrong with pesto though. Or puff pastry.

Have fun on your travels!

5 Star Foodie said...

These savory turnovers look so fabulous! I love the combination of cheese and tomato pesto in the filling!

Bellini Valli said...

They just look so inviting!!!

Marcellina said...

Such tasty turnovers! What a great idea for nibbles with drinks!

Chow and Chatter said...

oh wow a little like the empanadas I have been binging on in Miami yum

Cinnamon-Girl said...

My mouth started watering when I saw the picture and read sun-dried tomato pesto. How delicious with that flaky pastry! Enjoy your travels and Easter!

The Food Hunter said...

That tomato pesto sounds yummy!

The Duo Dishes said...

Anything covered in pastry dough (flakey pastry dough, at that) is going to be gobbled up!

Megan said...

These look perfect for a brunch, or snack. Heck, even dinner, Bring 'em on! :)
I hope you have a blessed Easter!

Lori Lynn said...

I've been traveling too.

Your turnovers look awesome, I'll take the savory kind any day.

Wishing you and your family a very Happy Easter.

Amy (Super Healthy Kids) said...

This looks delicious! Enjoy your travels.

megan said...

These look so tasty. Wish I could have came for dinner. ;)

Chef Dennis said...

your turnover looks incredible....the pastry so flaky and the insides soo delicious