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Homemade pesto

6
6
6
SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
20 min
Prep
20 min
Cook
0 min
Serves
6
Difficulty
Easy
Make your own fresh pesto sauce with a few simple ingredients. For best results, use extra virgin olive oil and freshly grated Parmesan cheese.

Ingredients

Pine nuts

25 g, lightly toasted

Garlic

1 clove(s), crushed

Dried Basil

50 g, fresh leaves, torn into shreds

Olive Oil

5 tablespoons, extra-virgin

Parmesan Cheese

3 tablespoons, grated, finely grated

Instructions

  1. Put the pine nuts, garlic, torn basil leaves and 2 tbsp olive oil into a mortar and pound with a pestle to form a rough paste.
  2. Add the Parmesan cheese and pour in the remaining olive oil, stirring to combine. Alternatively, blend the ingredients together in a food processor.
  3. Use at once or store in the refrigerator in a screw-topped jar for up to 2 weeks

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