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.


  • 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


  1. Put the basil, olive oil, pine kernels, garlic, salt, and parmesan into a food processor - that's it!