Jamie Oliver

The best basil pesto

The Italian classic with basil, Parmesan & pine nuts

The best basil pesto

Serves 6
Cooks In5 minutes
DifficultySuper easy
Kid friendly
Nutrition per serving
  • Calories
    140
    7%
  • Fat
    14.2g
    20%
  • Saturates
    2.8g
    14%
  • Protein
    4.4g
    9%
  • Carbs
    0.8g
    0%
  • Sugars
    0.4g
    0%
  • Salt
    0.5g
    8%
  • Fibre
    0g
    -

Of an adult's reference intake

Recipe From

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Ingredients

  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 1 big bunch of fresh basil (60g)
  • 50g pine nuts
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • 50g Parmesan cheese
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Method

  1. Peel the garlic and bash in a pestle and mortar with 1 pinch of sea salt.
  2. Pick in the basil leaves, add the pine nuts and pound to a coarse paste.
  3. Muddle in 3 tablespoons of oil and finely grate in the Parmesan, adding a splash of water to loosen, if you like it a little runnier. Continue bashing and pounding until smooth.
  4. Taste and season with salt and black pepper, if needed.

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Nutrition per serving
  • Calories
    140
    7%
  • Fat
    14.2g
    20%
  • Saturates
    2.8g
    14%
  • Protein
    4.4g
    9%
  • Carbs
    0.8g
    0%
  • Sugars
    0.4g
    0%
  • Salt
    0.5g
    8%
  • Fibre
    0g
    -

Of an adult's reference intake