Homemade Basil Pesto

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This Pesto is so versatile, it can even be made with dried Basil, although the flavour of fresh basil is unbeatable.


500ml fresh basil broken into pieces (20 grams dried herbs)

3 to 4 cloves garlic chopped

15 ml Pine nuts

5 ml Parmesan cheese finely grated

30 ml good extra virgin olive oil

30 ml water


Combine all the ingredients in a blender for about 2 minutes.

Season with salt and pepper.

Store for 8-12 hours before using it to allow the flavours to develop. Best to use within 3 days but does last for up to 1 week.