Basil Pesto

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Basil Pesto

The Indian Organics-TIO Farms-Recipe
Ingredients
  • 3 small garlic cloves, roughly chopped
  • 1 tsp sea salt flakes
  • 2 cups firmly packed fresh basil leaves
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts, toasted
  • 3/4 cup (180ml) extra virgin olive oil
  • 50g parmesan, finely grated
  • 50g pecorino, finely grated
  • mayonnaise, sweet chilli sauce & lime wedges, to serve

Method

  1. For the pesto, place the garlic onto a board, sprinkle over the salt then using back of the a fork crush the garlic and salt to a smooth paste.
  2. Transfer to a small food processor. Add the basil, pine nuts. Process until evenly chopped.
  3. With processor running, pour the oil through the spout in a steady stream until all oil has been incorporated.
  4. Transfer pesto to a bowl. Stir in parmesan and pecorino, season with pepper (see tip).
Pro Tip : To store unused pesto, transfer to a clean, sterilized jar. Cover the top of pesto with a thin layer of extra virgin olive oil and store in the fridge.