BASIL PESTO

This is such a quick and easy recipe that is so useful to have in your recipe book. 5 ingredients and 5 minutes to make! Once you've made it once you'll want to make it all the time.

Basil Pesto 

Prep Time: 5 mins

Total Time: 5 mins

Difficulty: Level 1

Ingredients:

85g Fresh Basil Leaves

3 Cloves of Garlic

50g Pine Nuts

Around 40 - 60g Grated Parmesan

Around 150mls Extra Virgin Olive Oil

1 Tbsp Fresh Lemon Juice

Salt and Pepper to taste

Method:

1. Combine Basil, Garlic, Pine Nuts, and Parmesan in a bowl of a food processor. Blitz all together while pouring the Olive oil through the spout of the food processor until desired consistency.

2. Add Salt and Pepper to taste

It makes 250ml. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week.

To reduce the cost of this dish here's some substitutions we can make 

- Switch Pine nuts for Sunflower Seeds/Walnuts

- Switch Extra Virgin Olive oil for Rapeseed Oil

Vegan Substitution - Switch Parmesan for Nutritional Yeast, around 3-4 Tbsp

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