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Classic pesto

You can whizz up your own delicious pesto in under 15 minutes – it’s great for a fast-fix meal

  • Cook: 15 mins
  • Makes 250ml
  • Easy


  • 50g pine nuts
  • 80g basil
  • 50g parmesan, (or vegetarian alternative)
  • 150ml olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves


  1. Heat a small frying pan over a low heat. Cook the pine nuts until golden, shaking occasionally. Put into a food processor with the basil, Parmesan, olive oil and garlic cloves. Process until smooth and season.

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