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Classic pesto in a jar with a spoon

Classic pesto

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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Cook:
  • Easy
  • Makes 250ml

Whizz up delicious homemade pesto in under 15 minutes using just five ingredients. This herby Italian-style sauce is great stirred through pasta for a quick meal

  • Vegetarian
Nutrition: per tbsp
HighlightNutrientUnit
kcal88
fat9g
saturates2g
carbs0g
sugars0g
fibre0.1g
protein1g
low insalt0.04g
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Ingredients

  • 50g pine nuts
  • 80g basil
  • 50g parmesan or vegetarian alternative
  • 150ml olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves

Method

  • STEP 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 basil, parmesan, olive oil and garlic cloves. Whizz until smooth, then season to taste.

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Recipe from Good Food magazine, August 2011

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