Easy and delicious homemade pesto

9 11 2010

Who doesn’t love pesto?

It is just so versatile and delicious, if you are in a hurry it is great by itself over fresh pasta, it can be drizzled over a salad or you can use it as part of a tasty lunchtime treat (here)

The pesto that you buy from the shops is good but it isn’t as fresh as it could be and will never be as good as one that you make at home.

Pesto is so easy to make that there really shouldn’t be any need to even think about buying it from the store.

All you need is a food processor and 5 simple ingredients:

100g pine nuts

1 clove of garlic

300g of basil

100g Parmesan cheese

extra virgin olive oil

Place the pine nuts, the basil and the garlic into the food processor and blitz together until you have something that resembles biscuit crumb in consistency

Now add in enough oil for it to become a paste, probably about 3 1/2  or 4 tablespoons.

Taste your pesto, you might find that you want to add a little bit of sea salt to it but that is down to you.

There we have it fresh delicious pesto in less then 5 minutes

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9 11 2010
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