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Basil Pesto

Ingredients

  • 2 cups basil leaves, coarsely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup (45g) toasted pine nuts
  • 1/3 cup (35g) finely grated parmesan
  • 1/2 cup (125ml) olive oil, plus extra

Method

  1. Place the basil, garlic, pine nuts and parmesan in the bowl of a food processor and process until finely chopped. (Alternatively, place ingredients in a mortar and pound with a pestle until well combined).

  2. With the motor 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).

(Source: taste.com.au)

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