Easy pesto

Blend together pine nuts or cashews, basil, parmesan, garlic and olive oil to make your own pesto. It’s perfect for pizzas, pasta and sandwiches

  • Prep:15 mins
    Cook:5 mins
  • Serves 8
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 188
  • fat 19g
  • saturates 3g
  • carbs 1g
  • sugars 0g
  • fibre 0.2g
  • protein 4g
  • salt 1g


  • 50g pine nuts or cashews
  • large bunch of basil, leaves picked
  • 50g parmesan or vegetarian alternative
  • 1 garlic clove, chopped
  • 100ml olive oil


  1. Toast the nuts in a pan over a low heat. Tip into a mini chopper with the remaining ingredients, or use a large pestle and mortar, then blitz or pound into a rough sauce. Will keep for three days in the fridge.

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