Classic Pesto

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Classic Pesto

 

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Ingredients

  • 1.5 cups basil leaves firmly packed
  • ¼ cup pine nuts
  • 2 roughly chopped garlic cloves
  • ½ cup extra virgin olive oil

Method

Basil Pesto

  1. 60g parmesan cheese, finely grated
  2. Place basil, garlic & pine nuts in processor. Process until almost smooth.
  3. With motor running add oil in slow steady stream. Combine well.
  4. Transfer pesto to bowl, add parmesan. Season with salt & pepper.

Basil & Almond Pesto

  1. For basil & almond pesto – replace pine nuts with roasted almonds.

Parsley & Basil Pesto

  1. For parsley & basil pesto – use 1 cup basil & ½ cup Italian parsley.

Spinach, Macadamia & Rocket Pesto

  1. For Spinach, macadamia & rocket pesto – replace basil & pine nuts with 1 cup baby spinach, 1 cup baby spinach, ½ cup rocket, ½ cup roasted & salted macadamia nuts.

Parsley, Pistachio & Chilli Pesto

  1. For parsley, pistachio & chilli pesto – replace basil & pine nuts with ¼ cup pistachio nuts, 1 ½ cups firmly packed Italian parsley leaves, 1 long red chilli, roughly chopped & deseeded. Roast pistachio nuts & cool before putting in processor.

Almond & Mint Pesto

  1. For Almond & mint pesto – replace basil & pine nuts with 1 ½ cups mint leaves, firmly packed, ¼ cup slivered almonds.

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