Today I will share with you basic pesto recipe that has all the key ingredients included: fresh basil, nuts and Parmesan cheese.
Keyword: Basil Pesto Sauce, Homemade Pesto
100gfresh basil leaves
3 garlic cloves
30gpine nuts (or walnuts)
Rinse fresh basil under running cold water, separate leaves from the stem and dry them with a paper towel or in a salad spinner to remove all the excess water.
Place following ingredients in a food processor (or a blender cup): basil leaves, pine nuts, garlic cloves.
Add grated in advance Parmesan cheese and pour several tablespoons of olive oil. I tend to add olive oil gradually to get the consistency that I want. Besides, if you chose some other type of cheese instead of Parmesan, you may need to add extra salt to the mixture.
Process all the ingredients. Now you can decide whether you add more oil or not.
Kitchen pounder is your choice, if you have no blender.
Keep made pesto sauce in a glass jar in the fridge. You can store pesto up to 5 days in the fridge and up to a month in the freezer. Enjoy!