Pesto ingredients


Recipe submitted by Boris on December 3rd, 2007

Fresh pesto is essential and it's super easy to make yourself. Use it to flavour pasta dishes, or serve it as a spread for fresh bread.

Prep time:   5 minutes
Servings:   1 cup

2 cups tightly filled basil leaves
1 or 2 cloves garlic
1/4 cup toasted pinenuts
1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese
1/3 cup olive oil
salt to season

Combine basil leaves, garlic, pinenuts, and parmesan, in your food processor. Turn on and then slowly drizzle in oil. Season with salt to taste.

If you don't have pinenuts readily available, try using toasted peanuts instead...may be not traditional but it's still absolutely delicious.

Average Rating:   (1 votes)

Tags:   pesto  basil  italian  easy  sauce  spread  basic  recipe  

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    • holidayLOVER posted on December 1st, 2008
      Overall Rating: 9.0 / 10

      Great recipe just what I was after. I used roasted peanuts as I didn't have any pine nuts and it was delicious! Tasted better than store bought pesto...very fresh. Combine this pesto with lightly cooked; diced red onion, diced red and yellow capsicum, and diced celery then stir in to cooked spiral pasta and chill for the best pasta salad ever this summer.