Jamie Oliver

Super-quick batch pesto

Nuts, Parmesan & loadsa basil

Super-quick batch pesto

Makes 16 portions
Cooks In15 minutes
DifficultyNot too tricky
Healthy
Nutrition per serving
  • Calories
    188
    9%
  • Fat
    17.3g
    25%
  • Saturates
    3.8g
    19%
  • Protein
    7g
    16%
  • Carbs
    1.3g
    1%
  • Sugars
    0.7g
    1%
  • Salt
    0.2g
    3%
  • Fibre
    0g
    -

Of an adult's reference intake

Super Food Family Classics
recipe adapted from

Super Food Family Classics

By Jamie Oliver
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Ingredients

  • 200 g Parmesan cheese
  • 2 big bunches of fresh basil , (60g each)
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 100 g pine nuts
  • 100 g blanched almonds
  • 1 lemon
  • 100 ml extra virgin olive oil
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Super Food Family Classics
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Super Food Family Classics

By Jamie Oliver

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Method

  1. Making pesto is such an easy thing to do, you’ll wonder why you’ve never gotten into the habit of doing it from scratch before. The quantities I’ve given you here mean you can utilize whole packets of Parmesan and nuts, and the method is so simple anyone can do it. This is one of those incredible recipes where minimum effort gives you maximum flavour, every time.
  2. Break the Parmesan into a food processor (discarding the rind). Rip in the leafy basil, discarding only the tougher base of the stalks.
  3. Peel and add the garlic, and tip in the pine nuts and almonds.
  4. Finely grate in the lemon zest, squeeze in all the juice, and pour in the oil. Blitz until fairly fine in consistency.
  5. The fresh pesto will keep well in the fridge for up to 3 days, and it freezes brilliantly. The easiest thing to do is roll the pesto up in greaseproof paper to make a log, then scrunch the ends like a cracker. Pop into the freezer for 2 hours, then, before it gets too hard, remove, unwrap and slice into the appropriate number of portions. Re-shape, re-roll and re-wrap, then pop it back into the freezer – it’ll be good for at least 3 months.
  6. To use from frozen, simply defrost overnight in the fridge, or whack it straight into a pan to melt.

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Nutrition per serving
  • Calories
    188
    9%
  • Fat
    17.3g
    25%
  • Saturates
    3.8g
    19%
  • Protein
    7g
    16%
  • Carbs
    1.3g
    1%
  • Sugars
    0.7g
    1%
  • Salt
    0.2g
    3%
  • Fibre
    0g
    -

Of an adult's reference intake