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recipe for pesto please

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TracyK Mon 21-Mar-05 10:58:24

this is ds favourite at the mo. Bought a lovely tub from waitrose - but is now finished.

hoxtonchick Mon 21-Mar-05 11:00:53

put a good couple of handfuls of basil leaves, a couple of cloves of garlic & a pinch of salt in a blender. whizz all this up together, then add grated pecorino cheese (or parmesan), a handful of pine nuts & a glug of olive oil & whizz again. our favourite too. sorry i'm a bit crap about quantities...

TracyK Mon 21-Mar-05 11:03:41

cooked or raw garlic?

Mothernature Mon 21-Mar-05 11:05:43

Pesto Recipe
2 cups fresh basil leaves, packed
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup Olive oil
3 tablespoons pine nuts or walnuts
3 garlic cloves, finely minced (raw)

Place basil leaves in small batches in food processor and whip until well chopped (do about 3/4 cup at a time). Add about 1/3 the nuts and garlic, blend again.
Add about 1/3 of the Parmesan cheese; blend while slowly adding about 1/3 of the olive oil, stopping to scrape down sides of container.
Process basil pesto it forms a thick smooth paste. Repeat until all ingredients are used, mix all batches together well. Serve over pasta. Basil pesto keeps in refrigerator one week, or freeze for a few months.

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