Ingredients Click to find out more about the ingredients
40g bag of basil
6g/1 clove garlic, crushed with the flat side of a knife
12ml/squeeze lemon juice
200ml/7fl oz olive oil
125g/4½oz pine nuts
Salt and pepper to taste
1) Heat a dry frying pan over a medium heat. Add the pine nuts and toast them for a few minutes until browned and fragrant.
2) Place the Parmesan chunks in a food processor and add the basil leaves, garlic, toasted pine nuts and olive oil. Season to taste with salt and black pepper. Blend for a few seconds until it begins to come together and is smooth.
3) Taste the pesto for seasoning, and add the lemon juice.
4) Serve as a side dip or mixed with pasta.
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