Homemade pesto

Traditional basil pesto isn't just for pasta - try it in sandwiches and soups.

  • Preparation Time15 mins
  • Serves16
  • DifficultyEasy
30g walnuts
40g pine nuts
3 tbsps chopped garlic (9 cloves)
120g fresh basil leaves, packed
1 tsp salt
1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
350ml good olive oil
90g freshly grated parmesan cheese
1) Place the walnuts, pine nuts, and garlic in the bowl of a food processor fitted with a steel blade. Process for 30 seconds.

2) Add the basil leaves, salt, and pepper. With the processor running, slowly pour the olive oil into the bowl through the feed tube and process until the pesto is finely pureed.

3) Add the Parmesan and puree for a minute. Serve, or store the pesto in the refrigerator or freezer with a thin film of olive oil on top.

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