Fresh pesto

Fresh pesto

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Prep: 5 mins Cook: 2 mins

Easy

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

  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per tbsp

  • kcal135
  • fat14g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs0g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre0g
  • protein2g
  • salt0.1g
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Ingredients

  • 50g blanched almond
    Almond

    Almond

    arr-mund or al-mund

    Sweet almonds have a subtle fragrance that lends itself well to baking and also works well with…

  • 1 large bunch basil leaves
  • 50g grated Parmesan, or vegetarian alternative
    Parmesan

    Parmesan

    parm-ee-zan

    Parmesan is a straw-coloured hard cheese with a natural yellow rind and rich, fruity flavour. It…

  • 2 garlic clove
  • 150ml extra-virgin olive oil

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.

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