Basic Basil Pesto

  • Serves:
25
  • Prep:
5 min
  • Cook:
0

Stop buying this easy to make condiment! It’s super easy to make and is absolutely delicious as a dip, pasta sauce, stirred through salad as a dressing, drizzled on chicken…the list is endless!

To shake up the flavour profile, try different varieties of basil leaves.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups firmly packed fresh basil leaves
  • 2 tbs pine nuts
  • 2 large garlic cloves, peeled
  • 60mls (1/4 cup) extra virgin olive oil
  • 30g (1/4 cup) grated parmesan

Method

  1. Place basil leaves, pine nuts and garlic into a food processor
    and blitz until finely chopped
  2. Add parmesan then slowly pour in oil and
    process until combined
  3. Store in an airtight jar in the refrigerator until
    required. To prevent browning, drizzle a little
    olive oil over the top

Nutrition

Per Serve

Energy:

435kJ
(104kcal)

Protein:

2g

Fat:

10g
(saturated 2g)

Carbohydrate:

0.5g

Fibre:

0.7g

Sodium:

50mg

Fruit:

0

serves

Vegetables:

0.15

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