Easy Garlic & Basil Pesto

Easy Garlic & Basil Pesto

It’s always a great idea to have a pesto recipe on hand should you need to whip up a tasty pasta dish in a hurry.


• 50g (2oz) basil


• 30g (1oz) pine nuts, toasted

• 30g (1oz) parmesan, or similar vegetarian hard cheese, freshly grated

• 3 cloves garlic, crushed


• 85ml (3fl oz) olive oil

• ½ lemon, juiced

• Salt and freshly ground black pepper


1. Put the basil, parmesan, garlic and pine nuts into a food processor and season well.

2. Whiz together, and with the motor still running pour the oil in until the pesto thickens.

3. Use within one week.


Recipe & Photography By Anna Pettigrew

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