Creamy basil sauce

Creamy basil sauce


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About this recipe: This is a fantastic sauce for those who love basil. It's simple to make and goes well with pasta, chicken or salmon. To reheat, simply warm in the microwave.


Serves: 6 

  • 85g fresh basil leaves
  • 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 60g pine nuts
  • 40g grated Parmesan cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 475ml single cream

Prep:10min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:25min 

  1. In a food processor, combine basil and garlic. Begin processing and pour in olive oil in a thin stream. Process for about 40 seconds or until mixture begins to emulsify. Add pine nuts and Parmesan, then blend for 1 minute.
  2. Heat cream in a saucepan over low heat until simmering. Pour half of the hot cream into the processor with basil pesto and pulse for 20 seconds to incorporate. Pour mixture back into cream and simmer for 5 minutes or until thickened.

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