This quick and easy Pesto recipe only takes minutes to prepare and added to cooked pasta makes a simple supper. If you have any leftovers you can keep your pesto in a jar covered with a little olive oil in the fridge for 4 – 5 days.
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This is a quick and easy green pesto recipe but you can also add sundried tomatoes to it to make a red pesto version.
Quick and Easy Pesto Recipe
- 175g/6oz fresh basil leaves
- 225g/8oz parmesan cheese, grated
- 55g/2oz pine nuts
- 2 large cloves of garlic
- 225ml/8fl oz extra virgin olive oil
- Salt and pepper
- Place all ingredients into a blender and whizz until smooth.
- Taste and correct the seasoning.
Cook some pasta and then stir through the pesto, garnish with some basil leaves and grated parmesan for a quick and simple supper.
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