Homemade Pesto – once you have tasted this you really wont be happy with anything else. Home made Pesto tastes so differnt from even the best you can buy – utterly delicious. . . and very easy to make.
Basil, Olive Oil, Garlic, Pin Nuts and Parmesan that’s what you need . . so lets get started!
1 Clove Garlic – chopped (use 1/2 if you dont like lots of garlic)
2 fat bunches of Basil ( a good 2 – 3 handfuls)
30g (2oz) Lightly Toasted Pine Nuts ( they taste yummy so you might want to add a few extra!)
30g (2oz) Freshly Grated Parmesan
100ml (4floz) Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Seasalt & Black Pepper
In a food processor place the basil and garlic and pulse until finely chopped
Add the pine nuts and mix again
Add the parmesan and mix again
Empty into a bowl and add your olive oil a little at a time until it is thick and ‘oozy’ (my children suggested this word and I love it, describes it perfectly!)
Season with salt and pepper and squeeze of lemon juice
Remember if you dont have a food processor you can use pestle and mortar.
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