Your sauce can make or break your pasta dish. A little homemade pesto sauce goes a long way. Toss this sauce into piping hot pasta just before eating.
Number of servings : 4 (makes ⅔ cups)
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: Ready in under 30 minutes
Type of meal : | Main Courses | Main Courses
Special diet :
2 garlic cloves, peeled
¼ cup pine nuts
⅓ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
1 medium bunch fresh basil
6 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- Place the garlic in a food processor or blender. Add the pine nuts and Parmesan cheese, and process until the ingredients are finely chopped and thoroughly combined.
- Add the basil, including all the soft stalks. Process until the basil is chopped and the mixture begins to clump together.
- Add the olive oil and process until combined. The sauce should have a fine, slightly grainy texture.
- Serve with pasta.
Cook’s Tip: Store any leftover pesto in a screwtop jar in the refrigerator (cover the surface of the pesto with a little extra olive oil).