Basil Pesto

PennyBy Penny  ,

September 11, 2017

Rocket or spinach can be used in place of the basil

  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Yields: 4 servings


1 -3 garlic cloves - I like a lot of garlic

Pinch of sea salt

25g pine nuts

50g fresh basil leaves

25g Parmesan cheese

Juice of ½ lemon

125ml rape seed or olive oil


1Put a frying pan on a medium heat

2Add the pine nuts and lightly toast

3Grate the Parmesan

4Put the garlic and a pinch of sea salt in a processor and pulse,

5Add the pine nuts and pulse again until roughly chopped

6Add the basil and pulse carefully until it is well mixed but still very textured. Turn into a bowl and stir in the grated Parmesan and lemon juice.

7Pour in the olive oil, mixing to a juicy paste.

8Season to taste.

Can be frozen


5 Reviews

Feed your family for about £20 a week.

September 11, 2017

Fridge a week-10 days
Freezer 3 months. P

Michelle Davey

September 11, 2017

How long would that keep ?

Feed your family for about £20 a week.

September 11, 2017

It’s the same address the link in post takes you straight there . Chris has updated it . P

Natalie Clare

September 11, 2017


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September 11, 2017

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