Homemade Classic Italian Pesto
 
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Recipe type: Sauces
Cuisine: Italian
Ingredients
  • 120 g sweet basil – stems removed
  • 3 tbsp pine nuts – lightly toasted
  • 1 large clove garlic – peeled
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 4 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 30 g freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • Bring a large pot of water to boil and add in basil leaves.
  • Blanch them quickly for 10 seconds. Transfer into a bowl of cold water, Drain well and set aside.
  • In a food processor or spice grinder, add in basil leaves and the rest of the ingredients.
  • Blend until a smooth paste is achieved.
  • Transfer into a jar or airtight container. Pesto can be stored for up to 2 weeks.
Instructions
  1. Bring a large pot of water to boil and add in basil leaves.
  2. Blanch them quickly for 10 seconds. Transfer into a bowl of cold water, Drain well and set aside.
  3. In a food processor or spice grinder, add in basil leaves and the rest of the ingredients.
  4. Blend until a smooth paste is achieved.
  5. Transfer into a jar or airtight container. Pesto can be stored for up to 2 weeks.
Recipe by Bear Naked Food at http://www.bearnakedfood.com/2017/11/15/homemade-classic-italian-pesto/