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Pesto Recipe Homemade and Fresh

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Basil pesto is simple to master at home. There are generally only five ingredients - basil, of course, pine nuts and garlic, plus olive oil and parmesan. This recipe uses the traditional method of pounding using a mortar and pestle, but some pesto recipes suggest using a food processor to speed up the preparation time.

  • 40 g pine nuts
  • 1 bunch basil
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 80 ml (⅓ cup) olive oil
  • 840 g parmesan, freshly grated

Slowly toast the pine nuts in a dry frying pan, then take out and leave to cool.

Wash the basil, shake dry and pick the leaves from the stalks.

Peel, then crush the garlic, a little salt and the pine nuts in a mortar.

Add the basil and grind to a paste, then work in the grated parmesan.

Continue grinding, gradually adding the oil in a thin stream, to produce a creamy pesto. Season to taste with salt.

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