500ml fresh basil leaves, tightly packed
6 cloves Garlic
60ml toasted pine kernels or walnuts
60ml grated parmesan cheese
50ml, or more, extra virgin Olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste
Finely process or pound garlic. Add basil and
continue until u get a pulp. Add rest of
ingredients and continue processing until u get a
thick paste. Add more oil if too thick. Adjust
seasoning to taste.
Lovely tossed through pasta or baby potatoes or on
INFO & TIPS
Parsley pesto: use parsley instead of basil and
add few mint sprigs.
Sundried tomato pesto: soak 250ml sundried
tomatoes in boiling water for one hour. Drain and
process. Add 5ml vinegar and 5ml sugar.
From "Quiet Food"