Toasted almonds and blistered tomatoes give this Sicilian basil pesto, known as pesto Trapanese, a deep, rich flavor that’s sensational with steamed or grilled vegetables. Slideshow: Pesto Recipes
In a skillet, heat 2 tablespoons of the oil. Add the almonds and toast over high heat, shaking the pan, until lightly browned, 2 minutes. Add the tomatoes and cook until the skins just brown, 2 minutes. Let cool, then transfer to a food processor. Add the garlic, basil and remaining 2 tablespoons of oil; pulse until the almonds are chopped. Add the water and process to a chunky puree. Season with salt and pepper and serve.