Fresh pesto

Fresh pesto

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Cooking time

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 2 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Makes 10 servings to stir through pasta

It takes mere minutes to whip up this homemade Italian sauce - blitz basil, nuts, cheese and garlic then stir into pasta

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Vegetarian
Nutrition info

Nutrition per tbsp

kcalories
135
protein
2g
carbs
0g
fat
14g
saturates
2g
fibre
0g
sugar
0g
salt
0.1g

Ingredients

  • 50g blanched almonds
  • 1 large bunch basil leaves
  • 50g grated parmesan, or vegetarian alternative
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 150ml extra-virgin olive oil

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Method

  1. Toast the almonds in a dry frying pan. Tip into a food processor with the basil, Parmesan, garlic and some seasoning. Whizz together while slowly pouring in the olive oil.
  2. Keep in a sterilised jar with a little extra oil to cover the top, in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, January 2013

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