Basil and parsley pesto

Basil and parsley pesto


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About this recipe: This pesto is not only packed full of flavour, it's also quick and easy to make. Basil, parsley, walnuts, pine nuts, butter and cheese are blitzed together in a liquidiser until smooth. It's the perfect pasta sauce. You can also use it as a sandwich spread.


Serves: 6 

  • 30g walnuts
  • 2 tablespoons pine nuts
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 15g softened butter
  • 30g basil leaves
  • 15g parsley leaves
  • 125ml extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 4 tablespoons freshly grated Pecorino Romano cheese

Prep:15min  ›  Ready in:15min 

  1. Place walnuts, pine nuts, salt, pepper, garlic, butter, basil and parsley into a liquidiser or food processor. Turn the liquidiser on and add the olive oil in a slow, steady stream. Continue processing until a soft paste has formed. Fold in Parmesan and Pecorino Romano cheeses. Store in the refrigerator covered by 5mm of olive oil to prevent the surface from turning brown.

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