Recipe: Easy and tasty homemade pesto

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Homemade pesto is delicious and a proper meal in a way that pasta and shop-bought pesto just isn't. Just blitz it and ta da! A delicious condiment is born.

Method:

✦ Place herbs, cheese, garlic and nuts (cooled) in a food processor. Whizz up, season and add the oil. Taste. Add more of what you fancy, and a squirt of lemon juice.

✦ Spread on sandwiches, stir into soup, add to dressings, drizzle on meat, vegetables and pasta.

✦ This will keep for a few weeks in a lidded jar in the fridge – make sure there is a layer of oil over the top. Or freeze in ice cube trays.

Serves 4

About 30g basil leaves (other herbs would also work)

40g grated Parmesan cheese

1⁄2 garlic clove, crushed

40g nuts, lightly toasted

Pinch of salt, grind of pepper

75ml extra-virgin olive oil

Squeeze of lemon (optional)

Recipe courtesy of: The Crumbs Family Cookbook

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