Basic Pesto Sauce

Make a basic pesto sauce.


  • 50 g pine nuts
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 50 g fresh basil leaves
  • 150 g freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 tblsp lemon juice
  • 150 ml olive oil
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to season


  1. Put the pine nuts, garlic and basil into a food processor or blender and puree until it becomes a thick green paste.
  2. Transfer to a mixing bowl and stir in the cheese and lemon juice.
  3. Slowly add the olive oil, beating all the time.
  4. Season to taste with salt and pepper.


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