Simple garlic and basil pesto

Simple garlic and basil pesto


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About this recipe: This recipe is something that you can make quickly and easily using a blender. Everything you need is easy to find in your local supermarket. This paste is great for putting on or in meat and pastas, or with cheese in stuffed pasta shells. Once I start making this, the orders from friends and family keep coming in.


Serves: 12 

  • 125g chopped fresh basil
  • 225ml extra virgin olive oil
  • 70g pine nuts
  • 25g Brazil nuts
  • 65g grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon chilli powder

Prep:15min  ›  Ready in:15min 

  1. Place the basil in a blender. Pour in about 1 tablespoon of the oil, and blend basil into a paste. Gradually add pine nuts, Brazil nuts, Parmesan cheese, garlic, chilli powder and remaining oil. Continue to blend until smooth.

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