There is something just so satisfying about making fresh basil pesto. The aroma, the taste…makes the perfect sauce or dip!
It is so easy to make and takes just a few minutes to blitz up in a food processor/blender.
It will keep for a week in an airtight container if kept in the fridge.
- 3 garlic cloves
- Handful of pine nuts
- Parmesan cheese – 50 grams or just a big handful
- 3 tablespoons of olive oil
- Bunch of fresh basil
- Salt to season
- Teaspoon of crushed black pepper
If you want to make more just increase the amount of basil and oil.
Literally put all the ingredients in your food processor/ blender and blit for 3 minutes or more till it is all fine and an almost smooth paste (see picture below).
You can then eat it with pasta, bread, salad, as a dip for crisps or carrot crudettes…as a marinade…and so much more!