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110 g fresh basil leaves
150 ml extra virgin olive oil
2 cloves of garlic
25 g pine kernels
50 g freshly grated parmesan (i use parmigiano reggiano)
pinch of salt
Put the basil, olive oil, pine kernels, garlic, salt, and parmesan into a food processor. That's it!
Home-made basil pesto is incredibly versatile and greatly improves the taste and appearance of any number of dishes. It goes very well with fish, pasta, chicken and I also use it on salads, crostinis and even in soups. Best of all it only takes a few minutes to make and will keep in the fridge for up to 3 weeks.