Homemade Fresh Basil Pesto (Green Pesto)

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Do you like pesto? Then why not try and make it at home? It literally
takes only a few minutes and tastes divine! Those ones who haven’t tried this delicious Italian sauce – I recommend you give it a go. You won’t be disappointed!

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Step 1: Ingredients:

40g Pine Nuts

50g Parmesan Cheese

20g Fresh Basil leaves (2 handfuls)

80-90ml Extra Virgin Olive Oil

1 Clove Garlic

pinch of Salt & Pepper

Makes: 2-3 servings (with pasta)

Time: 15 minutes

Step 2: Method:

Toast the pine nuts in a pan for a minute or two until golden (low heat).

Put basil leaves in a food processor together with about 2/3 of olive oil, garlic, salt & pepper & pine nuts.

Process until smooth (it will take 1-2 minutes).

Now add the Parmesan cheese (or similar) & mix with a spoon or a spatula. Add more olive oil, if needed (you may add more than 90 ml of olive oil – but I prefer putting more oil on pasta, if needed).

Serve with pasta or bread.

Storage: Store in a jar in the fridge (1-2 weeks).

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    4 Discussions


    4 years ago

    You know, I'm an Italian, and as such kind of a food-nazi. First time I see on an American website an actual traditional Italian recipe done well. Very good!

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    4 years ago

    this sounds super yummy!! can't wait to make it!!

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