Basil and parsley pesto

    Basil and parsley pesto

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    15min


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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.

    Ingredients
    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

    Method
    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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