Easy Classic Pesto Recipe

Classic pesto

  • serves 6
  • Easy

Pesto is pasta's very best friend. Make it as good as possible with fresh basil, pine nuts, olive oil and parmesan

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Put the basil, salt, garlic and pine nuts into a small food processor and pulse until broken down. Drizzle in the olive oil with the motor running until you have a smoothish sauce with a little texture remaining. Tip into a bowl and stir in the cheese. Season with salt and pepper

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Ingredients

  • basil a large bunch (approx. 100g), leaves picked
  • sea salt 1 tsp
  • garlic ½ clove, crushed
  • pine nuts 50g, toasted
  • extra-virgin olive oil 100ml
  • parmesan 50g, finely grated

Method

  • Step 1

    Put the basil, salt, garlic and pine nuts into a small food processor and pulse until broken down. Drizzle in the olive oil with the motor running until you have a smoothish sauce with a little texture remaining. Tip into a bowl and stir in the cheese. Season with salt and pepper

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