Simple Pestoby Mark L in User Contributed
A tasty pesto made using only a few ingredients.
- Serves: 6
- Active Time: 30 mins
- Total Time: 30 mins
- Comments: 4
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Rougly chop the basil leaves and place into a blender or food processor with about half of the oil.
Process until the leaves are beginning to mix with the oil.
Add the pine nuts to the food processor.
Remove the paper from the garlic and roughly chop it.
Add the garlic to the food processor.
Sprinkle a little of the sea salt flakes. Don't use too much at once as you can always add more salt later if you think it needs more.
Pulse in the processor, adding more of the oil, till all of the ingredients are well chopped and blended together.
Like all of my recipes this is GLUTEN FREE.
You can make the Pesto as coarse or fine a texture as you like. You just need to process the nuts for a longer time if you like it finer. About three minutes is enough for a medium texture where the pine nuts are still crunchy and nice to eat.
I like to marinate prawns in this overnight and grill them on the BBQ the next day. Absolutely superb!