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Introduction & method

This delicious Italian dip is great slathered on pasta and fish.

Basil Pesto Recipe

Lightly toast the pine nuts in a non-stick pan over a medium heat. Grate the Parmesan and finely chop the basil, garlic and pine nuts. Pop them into a bowl with the black pepper and possibly a small pinch of salt if it needs it. Pour in some of the olive oil - just enough to make everything bind together. Place in a jar, and cover the pesto with a thin film of oil. It should keep for a week or two in the fridge.

The video above is from the Keef Cooks YouTube channel. Click here to see the video recipe of Basil Pesto on YouTube.

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Ingredients & Info

•  3 handfuls fresh basil
•  1 handful pine nuts
•  1 handful Parmesan
•  2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
•  0.5 tsp ground black pepper

Optionally, a squeeze of lemon juice.

US (cups, sticks, etc)

Makes 1 small jar
Prep time: 10 minutes.
Total time: 10 minutes.

Watch the video on YouTube