1. Rehydrate dried tomatoes in hot water until softened; drain. In food processor, combine tomatoes with all remaining ingredients; process until smooth.
2. Adjust seasonings, as needed.
3. Cover and chill until service. (Yield: 6 cups)
4. Serve 1/4 cup per person, accompanied by crusty sliced bread and additional toasted whole natural almonds, or mixed with hot cooked pasta. The pesto is also good served with grilled chicken and fish.