This recipe for basil pesto is absolute must have! So easy to make – just blend/process it all together – my kind of recipe! And it tastes so much better than store bought and no weird ingredients!
This is such a versatile recipe to have in your back pocket – you can use it in so many other recipes or just as a dip or even part of a cheese platter just to name a few.
This pesto recipe is one of the ingredients in my Basil Pesto Crusted Lamb Racks – these are an absolutely mouth watering combination of lamb, basil (pesto) and parmesan mixed with breadcrumbs to create a gorgeously crunchy crust. So yum!
Some suggestions for your new found Basil Pesto skills:
Makes about 2/3 cup - super easy and super yummy basil pesto - tastes so much better than store bought!
- 1 1/2 cups fresh basil leaves
- 1/4 cup pine nuts
- 1-2 cloves garlic
- 50 g fresh parmesan cheese grated
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- Juice of 1 lemon
- salt to taste
Add ingredients to the bowl of a food processor/blender and process until almost smooth - adjusting oil as you go if needed. Add salt to taste.
*Please note that the amount of calories per serve is provided as a guide only, as ingredients and cooking methods can vary greatly*