Pesto sauce

Pesto sauce

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Cooking time

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 5 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Makes 250ml

Make your own delicious pesto sauce in just 15 minutes

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Vegetarian
Nutrition info

Nutrition per tbsp

kcalories
105
protein
2g
carbs
0g
fat
11g
saturates
2g
fibre
0g
sugar
0g
salt
0.06g

Ingredients

  • 50g pine nuts
  • large bunch of basil
  • 50g parmesan (or vegetarian alternative)
  • 150ml olive oil, plus extra for storing
  • 2 garlic cloves

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Method

  1. Heat a small frying pan over a low heat. Cook the pine nuts until golden, shaking occasionally. Put into a food processor with the remaining ingredients and process until smooth, then season.
  2. Pour the pesto into a jar and cover with a little extra oil, then seal and store in the fridge. It will keep in a fridge for up to two weeks.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, August 2006

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sandra2008's picture

Be careful of putting in too much garlic as it overpowers it. I would recommend using one clove. You could always add another it it needs it. Overall not a bad recipe. Will definately be making again

lisasimons's picture
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great but may use a little less oil next time. It had a wonderful aroma and so much cheaper than the shop version!

wendykr's picture
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Very nice, nicer still if you add ricotta

madeleineyoung's picture
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Really delicious and really easy.

sophielyon's picture
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I would highly recommend making your own pesto - it's so easy and is really satisfying. I usually add 3 sundried tomatoes (from a jar in oil) to the pesto after you've blended the rest of the ingredients. Chop quite finely and stir in - it tastes delicious.

ruthiewatkinson's picture
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soo easy to make! also impresses everybody when you say i have made my own pesto!

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