How To: Make Your Own Pesto
Making your own pesto is easy, you can make big batches of it from home-grown basil leaves to use within your pasta recipes. Let us show you how...
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- Basil leaves
- Pine nuts
- ½ Garlic Clove
- Olive Oil
- Sea Salt
- Black Pepper
- In a pestle and mortar, pound the garlic clove with some basil leaves. If you do not have a pestle and mortar, a food processor will work equally as well – pulse said ingredients together.
- Add the pine nuts to the mixture and pound again.
- Take mixture out and add in half of the fresh parmesan. Stir gently and add in your olive oil slowly. Add enough so that your mixture is ‘oozing’.
- At this stage, taste the pesto and adjust seasoning to your taste. Add the remaining parmesan cheese and some more oil and taste again. Continue this phase until you are happy with the balance of flavours, taste and consistency.
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