Basil Pesto Recipe
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Basil pesto recipe made with only five ingredients - basil, pine nuts and garlic, plus olive oil and Parmesan cheese.
Recipe type: sauce
Cuisine: Italian
Serves: 6
  • 2 cups basil leaves
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • ¼ cup (45g) toasted pine nuts
  • ⅓ cup (35g) finely grated parmesan cheese
  • ½ cup (125ml) olive oil
  1. Place the basil, garlic, pine nuts and parmesan in the bowl of a food processor and process until finely chopped.
  2. While food processor is running, gradually add the oil in a thin, steady stream until well combined and a smooth paste forms. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  3. Transfer to an airtight container and pour over a little extra oil to cover the pesto surface (this will prevent the basil from oxidising and turning black).
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