Fresh basil Pesto   💚

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!  



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    Hi, I'm Binny - a writer, dreamer and serial wanderluster with a love for Wildlife Conservation. I am originally from Kenya but I now live in London. 'Karibu' to Binny's Food and Travel! I regularly share my experiences eating out, cooking and travelling, both in the UK and globally, as well as educate on the plight of Wildlife. I am an ambassador for World Animal Protection and regularly support the work of The Born Free Foundation, Four Paws and Dreams Come True Charity. I love packing my bags and going off on adventures as one of the best things about travelling is the ability to just get lost in it. To set aside the maps and itineraries and just see where the road takes you, learning and evolving and living in the moment along the way. It's my goal to get swept off my feet as often as possible!

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