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It takes mere minutes to whip up this homemade Italian sauce - blitz basil, nuts, cheese and garlic then stir into pasta

  • Prep: 5 mins
    Cook: 2 mins
  • Makes 10 servings to stir through pasta
  • Easy
  • Makes 10 servings to stir through pasta
  • Easy
  • Calories 135
  • Carbohydrates 0
  • Saturated Fat 2
  • Sugar 0
  • Protein 2
  • Fat 14
  • Fibre 0
  • Salt 0.1

Nutrition per serving

  • Calories 135
  • Carbohydrates 0
  • Saturated Fat 2
  • Sugar 0
  • Protein 2
  • Fat 14
  • Fibre 0
  • Salt 0.1

Ingredients

  • 50g blanched almonds
  • 1 large bunch basil leaves
  • 50g grated parmesan, or vegetarian alternative
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 150ml extra-virgin olive oil

Method

  1. Toast the almonds in a dry frying pan. Tip into a food processor with the basil, Parmesan, garlic and some seasoning. Whizz together while slowly pouring in the olive oil.

  2. Keep in a sterilised jar with a little extra oil to cover the top, in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.

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